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r> VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, JANURAY 24, 1990 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts 
Committee will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 1990 
in Room 317 of the Civic Auditorium on Grove Street 
between Polk and Larkin. The meeting will take place 
at 3:00 PM. 



MAYOR 
Art Agnos 



tCOfVlMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

'\ Nancy Boas 
' Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
1 Stanley Elchielbaum 
j Kim Fowler 
; Daniel Genera 
i AnneHealy 
! Johin Krlken 
: Annalla Ivteso-Balns. Pli.D. 

RalY. Okamofo 

Dodle Rosekrons 

BortDora Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




I. Approval of Minutes: December 20, 1989 

II. Proposed Gift to the Collection: Goddess of Democracy 
Portsmouth Square (Tom Marsh, artist) 

III. Art Enrichment: Pier 7 Design Approval 
(Steve Gilman, Jill Manton) 

IV. Collections: Contract Modification for Jim Bernstein 
Airport Conservation Survey (Debra Lehane) 

V. Art Enrichment: Additional Payment Martha Heavenston 
for 6th and Folsom Recreation Center (Debra Lehane) 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 



WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 24, 1990 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, January 24, 1990 at 3:00 PM in Room 317 
of the Civic Auditorium located at 99 Grove Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MAYOR 
ArtAgrxM 



COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LoRocca 
President 

Nancy Boos 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elctielbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Heoly 

Jotin Kriken 

Arnaila f^teso-Balnj, Pti.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekraru 

Bartx3ra Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of \he 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Corrvnlsslon 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



Anne Healy - Chair 

Nancy Boas 

Amalia Mesa-Bains (arr. 3:35 pm^OCUMENTS DEPT. 

Robert LaRocca (arr. 3:40 pm) rFB'? 1990 



STAFF PRESENT: Claire Isaacs, Director 

Jill Manton 
Debra Lehane 



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There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropriate ) . 

SUBJECTS/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 



The minutes 
in a motion 
unanimous. 



from the December 20, 
made by Commissioner 



1989 meeting were approved 
Boas. Consensus was 



II. ART ENRICHMENT 



PIER 7 



Artist Steve Oilman presented to the Committee design 
specifics for his art enrichment project at Pier 7. 
Discussed specifically was the height of the granite seating 
sculptures, the two grill color proposals and the width of 
the granite seats. A height of 17 " was agreed upon with a 
width between 8-12 " for the seating surfaces. 
Healy indicated a preference for bronze instead 
for the grills and requested the artist to make 
comparisons. The Committee approved the design 
and proposed. 



Commissioner 

of cast i ron 

cost 

as discussed 



III. COLLECTIONS: CONTRACT MODIFICATION/JIM BERNSTEIN 

Debra Lehane reported to the Committee the progress on the 
Airport Art Maintenance Survey which is being conducted by 
Jim Bernstein. In order to complete the project, Mr. 
Bernstein's contract needs to be increased by $3,500 and the 




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III. COLLECTIONS: CONTRACT MODIFICATION/BERNSTEIN Cont. 

contract extended to the September 1990. The changes were 
approved by the Committee. 

IV. ART ENRICHMENT: MARTHA HEAVENST0N/6TH AND FOLSOM 

Debra Lehane informed the Committee of additional expenses 
incurred by Martha Heavenston for the 6th and Folsom Street 
Recreation Center. The expenses have been approved by the 
Bureau of Architecture and Recreation and Park Commission 
and the funds were being provided by the project to pay 
Martha the additional $3,625 which she has requested. Since 
the contract was closed in September 1989, Ms. Heavenston 
will be paid by direct payment. 

V. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: GRANT APPLICATION 

Anne Meissner, Gallery Director requested the Committee's 
approval for to apply for a grant in the amount of $18,000 
from the California Arts Council. This is $500 more than 
requested in the past. The Committee approved and referred 
the item to the Finance Committee. 

VI. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: ADVISORY BOARD CHANGES 

Anne Meissner, Gallery Director informed the Committee of 
two new members to the advisory panel. Tony Labat and Susan 
Werner were approved as new members to the Arts Commission 
Gallery Advisory Board. 

VII. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: EXHIBITION APPROVAL 

Anne Meissner, Gallery Director requested exhibition concept 
approval for an exhibition titled "Change Through Time" 
curated by the curatorial committee of the gallery and 
scheduled for march 15 through April 28. Approval was 
given. She also advised the Committee that Ms. Patty 
Davidson had been hired as a part time gallery attendant. 

VIII. PRIVATE SUBMISSION: GODDESS OF DEMOCRACY 

(Shortly after the beginning of this presentation, 
Commissioners Mesa-Bains and LaRocca arrived in that order.) 

Commissioner Healy reviewed for those in attendance the role 
of the Visual Arts Committee in the consideration of this 
gift. The Visual Arts Committee will be considering 
aesthetics qualities of the proposed monuments which 
include: scale, placement, size, weight, interaction with 
the site, masterplan and the park users. Tom Marsh, 
sculptor/artist for the project introduced Henry Der, 
Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action and a 
member of the Steering Committee for the San Francisco 

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visual Arts Commi ttee/ January 24, 1990 
VIII. GODDESS OF DEMOCRACY PROJECT Cont. 

Goddess of Democracy Project. Mr. Der informed the Visual 
Arts Committee of the action taken by the Board of 
Supervisors in support of this statue. Mr. Der also assured 
the Committee that Chinese artists were and are involved in 
the project along with Mr. Marsh. Prior to the Recreation 
and Park Commission meetings, a technical committee prepared 
site information and public hearings were held. The 
Steering Committee acknowledged differences concerning the 
placement of the statue and that alternatives have been 
discussed. Mr. Der identified sites which the Steering 
Committee has considered with the preferred site being in 
the center of the Plaza. Mr. Der predicted that the statue 
will be visited by many people and should not be obstructed 
within the park. Finally, Mr. Der spoke to the 
representation of the statue and the importance it has in 
present day events. 

Commissioner Healy asked for specific information concerning 
the base design and the statue finish. The waffle slab of 
the garage will allow 150 lb/square foot. The design 
variations have different weight allowances. Commissioner 
Healy asked if the Steering Committee had a preference on 
the base design. Tom Marsh indicated the design of choice 
being a cascading design. The weight of the bronze has been 
estimated at 800 lbs with a white patina. Aesthetically, it 
is important since the original Goddess was white plaster. 
Incralac will coat the bronze. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains asked if this was an "exact replica" 
or an interpretation of the original. Does it have the same 
dimensions? Mr. Marsh responded that since the original has 
been destroyed photographs have been used to recreate the 
statue with some refinements and an effort to maintain the 
spirit of this piece has been made on a different scale. 

Commissioner Boas asked if the 8 foot model will be used for 
the design of the full size statue. Mr. Marsh indicated 
that it would be used and has a history of its own in 
relation to a July rally. 

A photomontage of the statue in the park was shown. 

The Committee requested a rendering or photomontage of the 
statue in the site as seen from different directions. The 
Committee would also like to see the 8' statue in Portsmouth 
Square. A mock up of the base should also be made for 
viewing in the park out of styrofoam or some easy to move 
material. Placement of a scale replica of the sculpture in 
a model of the park should also be prepared. 

At this time, the public was invited to speak: 

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VIII. Goddess of Democracy Proposal cont. 

Brian David Laczko 

An architect working with Lawrence Halprin discussed the 
base. The base was designed so that people can ascend and 
touch the figure. He also described the change in the stair 
design. The height of the cascading base is 5' x 6-10' x 
10' deep approx. placed in a 30'wide plaza. Child safety 
was questioned by the Committee. 

Sally Rich 

Academy of Art Student spoke in support of the Goddess of 
Democracy Project. 

Wi 1 1 iam Wu 

Former Director of the Chinese Cultural Center and Art 
Historian spoke against the placement of the Goddess of 
Democracy in Portsmouth Square. He stressed that he is not 
casting a vote against Democracy and spoke in support of the 
students. The image of the Goddess does not match the 
nobility of the students themselves. He referred to the 
statue as a "copy-cat" sculpture and as being awkward and 
sloppy. He also spoke of the "passion" of the time and that 
the proponents of the statue were not thinking of the 
permanence of the piece. He questioned the "purpose" and 
that it had not been defined. Mr. Wu suggested the image of 
a student standing before a tank to be a more appropriate 
commemoration of the event. Mr. Wu also suggested an open 
competition for a memorial. 

Brian K. Wanerman 

Mr. Wanerman spoke in favor of the statue, identifying it 
with democracy. He referred to other cities who are 
considering a similar memorial. 

Anzan Young 

Mr. Young spoke in favor of the Goddess of Democracy as a 
private citizen. 

Margaret Stainer 

Ms. Stainer, Gallery Director for the Academy of Art 
Galleries reiterated her support for the project which had 
been stated in a letter to the Commission. 

Jennie Lew 

Ms. Lew identified park projects in which she had 
previously assisted with. She stated the importance of 

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VIII. Goddess of Democracy Proposal cont. 

Portsmouth Square to the Chinese community. Ms. Lew 
disagreed with the Steering Committee proposed location for 
the statue siting traffic patterns for the park. She 
believes that placement of the statue in the center of the 
park with impede circulation. She participated in community 
workshops and in the study of the park use and explained to 
the Commissioners some of thinking behind the Masterplan for 
the park. The Chinese community prefers more intimate 
settings and functions had been considered in the approved 
Masterplan as well. She requested that the Committee 
remember the community participation which had been part of 
the planning process and that user patterns be considered. 

Terry-Ow-Wing 

Ms. Ow-Wing is an architect and co-chairs a committee on 
open space. She requested respect for the users of the 
park. She referred to the park as "the living room of China 
Town". The size of the pedestal was a concern. Given the 
community in which the statue is to be placed, she felt it 
to be too large. 

Doris Chan 

Ms. Chan read a statement from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi 
which supported the efforts of the Steering Committee. 

Frank Wong 

Mr. Wong of the Chinese Democratic Education Foundation 
spoke in support of the statue, but suggested that it could 
be moved back some. 

Commissioner Healy stressed the need for a democratic 
process for deciding the Goddess of Democracy. She 
requested that as exact as possible replica of the statue be 
constructed. That weight, base design and its weight, 
examples of the patina with and without coating also was 
requested. Staff will schedule the next hearing of the 
proposal and the site viewing of the full model in the 
square. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains addressed the audience to thank the 
participants for the experience and for being part of the 
process of art through community decision making. She 
stressed that no matter the outcome, the process of 
understanding how a community uses it space, its cultural 
patterns of conversations, what we conceive as the ideal of 
democracy, our various points of view about aesthetics will 
ultimately become a model for the ways we decide how art 
lives in our community. The Commissioner stated that the 
VIII. GODDESS OF DEMOCRACY cont. 

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very process we are going through is as much a spirit of 
that moment in history which the Goddess represents. The 
fact that diverse points of view are tolerated with an 
element of respect for each other is the most important part 
of the process in which the Committee and community is 
engaged. She expressed her appreciate to the group for the 
opportunity to experience and become knowledgeable about a 
different community. 

Commissioner Healy expressed her appreciation as well. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. Ordered: Motion to approve the design for Pier 7 by 

Steve Gilman as presented with a 17" height 

for granite seating with a width variation of 

8-12" and the proposed treatment of the 

granite face. 

Motion: Nancy Boas 

Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Motion to modify Jim Bernstein's contract for 

the Airport Conservation Survey by an increase 
of $3,500 and an extension to September 1990. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Motion to pay Martha Heavenston the amount of 

$3,625 for additional expenses at the 6th and 

Folsom Recreation Center Art Enrichment 

Project. 

Motion: Nancy Boas 

Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Motion to approve the application of the Arts 

Commission Gallery to the California Arts 

Council for a grant in the amount of $18,000, 

and to refer the item to the Finance 

Committee. 

Motion: Nancy Boas 

Consensus: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Motion to approve the selection of Tony Labat 

and Susan Werner to the Arts Commission 
Gallery Advisory Board. 
Motion: Nancy Boas 
Consensus: Unanimous 



REPORTS AND ORDERS cont. 



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REPORTS AND ORDERS cont. 

6. Ordered: Motion to approve the Arts Commission Gallery 

exhibition concept "Change Through Time" 

scheduled for March 15 - April 28, 1990. 

Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:25 PM. 

Submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 

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WEDNESDAY^ FEBRUARY 21, 1990 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB ;^ 1990 






45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



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MAYOR 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boas 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchielbaum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

Johin Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains, Pti.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Bartxira Sklar 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of ttie 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts 
Committee will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 1990 
in Room 302 of the Department of Public Health at 
101 Grove Street at the corner of Polk Street. The 
meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 

Approval of Minutes: January 24, 1990 

Introduction of Tonia Macneil to Art in Public Places 
Program 



III. Arts Commission Gallery: Exploration City Site 
Summer Projects (Anne Meissner) 

IV. Art Enrichment: Bush/Polk Garage (New Project) 
(Kevin Hagerty, Parking Authority, Gordon Chong 
Assoc, Jill Manton) 

V. Private Request: Intersection for the Arts 

Permission for Temporary Installation (Linda Wilson) 

VI. Private Submission: San Francisco Beautiful Banner 
Program (Elizabeth Martin) 

VII. Collections: Proposed relocation of Diego Rivera 
Mural at City College (Alan Brooks) 

VIII. Private Submission: Request for letter of support 
for "Surface Anatomy" A Photographic Exploration of 
Berlin's Changing Physical and Political Landscape 
(Shimon Attie, Project Director) 

IX. Art Enrichment: Ordinance Review 

X. Art Enrichment: Market Street Design Team 
Recommendations (Jill Manton) 



XI. Old Business 
XII. New Business 
XIII. Adjournment 



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WEDNESDAY^ FEBRUARY 21, 1990 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, February 21, 1990 at 3:00 PM in room 302 
of the Department of Public Health, 101 Grove Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



STAFF PRESENT 



Anne Healy - Chair (arr. 3:20 PM) 
Nancy Boas 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Robert LaRocca 



Jill Manton 

Toni a Macnei 1 

Claire Isaacs, Director 

Debra Lehane 



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There being a quorum the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropri ate ) . 

SUBJECTS/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes from the January 24, 1990 meeting were approved 
in a motion made by Commissioner Boas. Consensus was 
unanimous. 

II. INTRODUCTION OF NEW STAFF 

Jill Manton introduced Tenia Macnei 1, one of two new staff 
hired for the Art in Public Places Program. In April Susan 
Pontius will join the staff and introductions will be at the 
April Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

III. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY 

Gallery director Anne Meissner informed the Committee of a 
change in format for the summer program and the open site 
next to the Gallery. The Gallery is proposing four to five 
residencies and expanding options for the use of the space. 
A call for proposals will be issued in an open process and 
invitations also extended. Ms. Meissner asked for a 
resolution approving the departure in format. Ms. Meissner 
also advised the Committee that she will be seeking a 



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resolution at the next meeting for maintaining the funding 
of the Gallery. Rich Richardson, Gallery intern was 
introduced. 

IV. ART ENRICHMENT: BUSH/POLK STREETS GARAGE 

Tonia Macneil introduced the project to the Commissioners 
and Kevin Haggerty of the Parking Authority. Sam Noons of 
the architectural firm of Gordon Chong & Assoc, was 
identified by Mr. Haggerty and asked to explain the design 
and art enrichment ideas for the building. The character of 
the neighborhood is incorporated into the garage allowing 
for commercial spaces on the ground floor. The grill work 
on the upper floors was identified as the potential location 
of art enrichment. The amount of money for the art 
enrichment has been set at $70,000. There are 36 grills 
which equals approx. 900 square feet. The process for 
selection of an artist will include both invitation and 
announcing the project in Artweek. Staff requested and 
received a motion to approve the concept and proceed with 
the development of the project. The artist will be expected 
to both fabricate and install the grills. 

V. PRIVATE SUBMISSION: INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS 

As part of the celebration for the new location of 
Intersection for the Arts (446 Valencia), the Recreation and 
Park Department has given permission for Scott McCloud to 
have a one day installation performance piece at Justin 
Herman Plaza titled "The Infant Carlos III Dreams of the New 
World". The performance will last 16 hours and take place 
on February 27. Questions were asked by the Commissioners 
concerning the event which were satisfactorily answered by 
Ms. Linda Wilson of Intersection for the Arts. A 
resolution to approve the performance was passed. 

VI. PRIVATE SUBMISSION: SAN FRANCISCO BEAUTIFUL BANNER 

PROGRAM 

Jill Manton reported to the Committee that this item has 
been pulled. Although there is great interest from the San 
Francisco Beautiful Program for Banners, they realized that 
their specific proposal was too ambitious for the time 
allowed and have therefore withdrawn the item for 
consideration. 

VII. PRIVATE SUBMISSION: PROPOSED RELOCATION OF MURAL 

BY DIEGO RIVERA/CITY COLLEGE 

Mr. Alan Brooks, Chairman of the College Arts Committee of 
City College, explained to the Committee that an 



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opportunity to relocate the Diego Rivera mural titled Pan 
American Unity to a new location has presented itself. 
The mural is currently housed in the lobby of the Little 
Theatre at City College. That location had been designed to 
house the mural which had originally been intended for a 
library at City College designed by Timothy Pflueger, but 
never built because of World War II. Funds have become 
available for a new library at City College and the College 
Arts Committee has been formed to investigate the possible 
move of the mural to the new library facility. Reasons for 
the move include the increase exposure of the mural to the 
public, the viewing of the mural would be improved, 
to complete the reasons for the original commission. The 
new facility has yet to be designed. The firm chosen for 
the new library is Architects Collaborative. Allison 
Chaucer representing the firm was in attendance. The 
possibility of art enrichment was also questioned and Jill 
Manton offered to explore further the art enrichment funding 
with George Shaw of City College. 

Other works of art which relate to the Rivera mural were 
identified and the suggestion of a possible grouping in the 
new location discussed. 

Members of the public were invited to speak: 

Carlyle Hillsman 

Mr. Hillsman expressed concern regarding the estimated costs 
of removing the murals from the theater lobby area. He also 
spoke in support of leaving it at its present location. 

Roger Baird 

Mr. Baird, also a member of the Art Committee, spoke of "the 
Ram" and the "Goddess of the Forest" both by Dudley Carter 
presently at City College and the unique opportunity to 
group these pieces with the Diego Rivera mural. Dudley 
Carter is depicted as the central figure in the mural in the 
process of creating the Ram as part of the Art in Action at 
the Golden Gate International Exposition. 

Michael Ruiz 

Mr. Ruiz, a member of the Art Committee and a professor in 
the Art Department felt that the Latino community would 
probably be in favor of the relocation. 

Jose Luis Leiva 

Mr. Leiva opposed the removal of the mural from the theater. 
He had consulted with artist Art Grant who advised that five 



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million dollars for insurance would be required. Mr. Leiva 
also said that he would prefer to spend the money that would 
be spent on removing the Diego Rivera mural on a new mural 
for the library. 

Don Gate 

Mr. Gate, Ghair of the Theatre Art Department, referred to 
items addressed in a letter received by Commission President 
Robert LaRocca. Mr. Gate addressed issues surrounding 
"access" , "viewing distance", "lobby design", and "removal of 
the mural". Alternatives to moving the mural were also 
proposed. Mr. Gate asked that the mural remain in the lobby 
of the theater. 

David Parr 

Mr. Parr testified that removal of the mural from the 
theater lobby was a "slap in the face to the theater 
community" . 

Jim Orr 

Stated that the students to which he had spoke wanted the 
mural to remain in its present location. He also voiced a 

lack of confidence in the administration to carry out the 
recommendations of the CC Art Committee. 

Alan Brooks again addressed the Visual Arts Committee to 
identify the purpose of the request. The request is to 
explore the possibility to move the mural with the intent of 
safe removal . 

Commissioner Boas thanked all the speakers for their 
testimony. She also spoke of the significance of the mural 
as one of the most important pieces of public art in the 
country and that the work has national and international 
attention. The Art Commission must look beyond 
interdepartmental disputes. She also felt that the work has 
not been accessible and has had problems gaining access to 
the mural in the past. A concern for a viewing space which 
would not disturb students in the new library space was 
raised by Commissioner Boas. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains reminded the Committee that the 
mural by Diego Rivera being discussed is one of the most 
important pieces in the Collection and that the work of art 
is the primary concern. The Commissioner feels that the 
mural is not in its best setting in its present location. 
Viewing of the mural is very difficult and it was intended 
to be seen in its totality. She also felt that the mural is 
ageless and is as contemporary today as when it was painted. 



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This is an opportunity deal with a major work of art in a 
public location. The mural is priceless and Rivera's is 
identified as the most important Hispanic artist of the 
time. 

Commissioner LaRocca presented letters which had been sent 
asking that the mural not be removed. The letters had been 
sent from: Paul J. Karlstrom of the Archives of American 
Art; Don Gate, City College (with petitions); Ed Hastings of 
ACT; Lee Merriweather ; Lou Carson of California State 
University, Hayward; and Steven Ringling Drewes. 
Commissioner LaRocca has not had an opportunity to view the 
mural at City College. 

Commissioner Healy appreciated all the problems being 
presented. Although she has seen the mural, there have been 
other times when the mural was inaccessible. As a member of 
the Arts Commission, Commissioner Healy felt strongly that 
she should protect Rivera's work as a fellow artist and 
follow his original intent in the placement of his mural. 

Collections Manager, Debra Lehane addressed the Committee 
speaking in favor of considering the possible move. City 
College was complimented for the care which has been given 
the mural. This however is the opportunity to design a 
space for the mural which will meet its needs and concerns 
of accessibility. She assure the audience that she too felt 
responsible for the mural's safety and that the "code of 
ethics" which governs her profession would not allow her to 
recommend removing the mural if it could not be done safely. 
She requested that the committee approve a study for the 
proposed relocation of the mural and that final approval for 
the move would be contingent upon the acceptance of the 
newly designed space, the review of the current installation 
method and the method of removal, and the funding of the 
project by the college. Ms. Lehane also requested that she 
be authorize to assist the staff in obtaining expertise in 
the field to provide the needed assistance in the project. 

Commissioner Healy stated her concern for the design of the 
space. 

Commissioner Boas raised the issue of funding. The City 
College Arts Committee had considered possible funding 
sources if given permission to pursue the relocation by the 
Arts Commission. Commissioner Boas also advised the CC Arts 
Committee to check with Butterfield and Butterfield who is 
auctioning the Pflueger papers to see if the original 
library design is part of the auction papers. 

The ideal viewing distance for the mural was said to be 50 
feet. 



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A motion to investigate the proposed move was passed. 

VIII. PRIVATE SUBMISSION: SHIMON ATTIE 

A proposal from a private artist for a letter of support was 
presented to the Commissioners. The Commissioners were not 
in favor of supporting the request and discussed the policy 
of supporting individual projects. It was their decision to 
have staff screen projects and to support projects by 
individual artists which are considered to be extraordinary. 

IX. ART ENRICHMENT: ORDINANCE 

The ideas regarding the ordinance revision were discussed as 
it relates to the Arts Policy Plan. Jill Manton reported 
that she had informally begun discussion with other 
departments and is getting interesting feedback. 
Commissioner Healy wants to see continued progress with the 
proposed ordinance changes and the coordination of the 
ordinance with the Arts Policy Plan. Ms. Manton suggested 
that the proposed ordinance revisions could be reviewed with 
the Task Force established to work on the urban design 
portion of the Arts policy Plan. 

X. ART ENRICHMENT: MARKET STREET DESIGN TEAM 

Jill Manton reported on the three semi-finalist design teams 
for Market Street. They are: Topher Delaney, Andrea 
Cochran, Paul Kos; Toby Levy, Pat O'Brien, Tim Collins; Van 
Meter, Williams, Pollack and Steve Oku. She reported that 
the fee is $20,000 and that although she was disappointed 
with the number of applicants, she was impressed with the 
quality of the applicants. Commissioner Mesa-Bains said 
that she hoped the design team would be working with future 
demographics for the Market Street plan. The finalists will 
be selected by interviews on March 6th. 

XI. NEW BUSINESS 

Commissioner LaRocca alerted the Committee of the Mission 
Street Parking Garage project and that reluctance of the 
architect to include Art Enrichment. It was suggested that 
Civic Design hold Phase III approval until the issue was 
resolved. 

Commission Mesa-Bains reported that a mural in Mission 
district had been painted over. The mural by Mujeres 
Mural istas between 25th and 26th on Mission Street was a 
wonderful and important mural by the artists. She asked 
about protection of these murals on private property. 
Although murals are approved by the Arts Commission, they 



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are not considered part of the collection. According to the 
California Art Preservation law, the artists should have 
been contacted before the mural was painted over. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 
1. ORDERED: 



2. ORDERED: 



Motion to offer a series of residencies 

for the Arts Commission Gallery open lot site 

and to use an open format in selection of 

arti sts. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the concept of artist 

designed grillwork for the Bush/Polk parking 

garage and to proceed with development of 

the project. 

Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 



4. ORDERED 



Motion to approve the site specific 
performance in Justin Herman Plaza by Scott 
McCloud on February 27th sponsored by 
Intersection for the Arts. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve further study of the 
possible relocation of the Diego Rivera mural 
at City College from the Little Theatre to the 
new library facility presently being designed. 
Final approval of the relocation will be 
contingent upon approval of the newly design 
space for the mural within the library, review 
of the method of removal and installation 
which guarantees safe handling of the mural, 
and funding of the project. Arts Commission 
staff is authorized to assist the College Art 
Committee with this research. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, 
at 5:45 PM . 



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Robert F. LaRocca 
President 

Nancy Boos 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elctvelbaunn 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

AnneHealy 

Jotin Kriken 

Amalta Mesa-Bolns, Phi.D, 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrans 

Bartxira Sklor 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held in Portsmouth Square on Wednesday, February 28, 
1990 at 10:30 AM. 

Goddess of Democracy 

Consideration of scale and site locations 



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Presidents of ttie 
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Library Commission, 
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Nancy Boas 
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Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchtelbaum 

KlmFc^vler 

Daniel Genera 

Anne Healy 

Jotin Kriken 

Amalla Mesa-Bains, Pti.D. 

Ral Y. Okarrxjto 

Dodle Roselcrans 

Bartxira S\dar 



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Presidents of ttie 
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Library Commission, 
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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY_, MARCH 28, 1990 



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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 1990 in the Lurie Room 
of the San Francisco Public Library at Larkin and McAllister 
in the Civic Center. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 






AGENDA 



I. 

II 



Approval of Minutes: February 21, 1990 

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: (Anne Meissner) 
-Request approval for exhibition Liquid Eyel iner 
-Festival 2000 Update 

-Open Studios 1990 (Dan Pogralis, Chair; Jeff 

Nathanson, Director) 



III 



IV 



V. 



VI 



VII 



ART ENRICHMENT 
(Jill Manton) 



Market Street Design Team Contract 



ART ENRICHMENT: Richmond Police Station Artist 
Presentation (Shelley Jurs, Lt. Thomas Suttmier, Peter 
Wong, Jill Manton) 



ART ENRICHMENT 
Manton) 



Main Library/Civic Center (Jill 

Goddess of Democracy/Portsmouth 



PRIVATE SUBMISSION 
Square 



NEW BUSINESS: 

-The Role of the Commissioner vis-a-vis Staff 



VIII. OLD BUSINESS 

-$5,000 Grant from Flesishhaker Foundation Award 
-Coit Tower Barrier System Progress Report 

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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, March 28, 1990 at 3:00 pm in the Lurie 
room of the San Francisco Main Library at Larkin and 
McAl 1 ister . 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



MAYOR 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Robert F. LaRocco 
President 

Nancy Boos 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 

Stanley Elchelboum 

Kim Fowler 

Daniel Genera 

AryieHealy 

Johin Krlken 

Amalla Mesa-Bolns, Pti.D. 

Ral Y. Okamoto 

Dodle Rosekrons 

Bartx3ra Skkir 



EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of th>e 
Fine Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
Planning Corrxnlsslon, 
Recreation and Park 
Commlssk>n 



DIRECTOR 
Cksire N. Isaacs 



STAFF PRESENT 



There being 
business. 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Anne Healy - Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Robert LaRocca 

Jill Manton 
Tonia Macnei 1 
Debra Lehane 
Anne Meissner 



a quorum the Committee proceeded to its formal 



DISCUSSION: 
discussed and 
appropriate) . 



The following subjects were thoroughly 
administrative directives suggested (where 



SUBJECTS/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

The minutes from the February 21, 1990 meeting were approved 
in a motion made by Commissioner LaRocca. Consensus was 
unanimous. 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: MARKET STREET 

Jill Manton and Commissioner Healy discussed the strengths 
of the design team of Delaney, Cochran and Kos selected for 
the Market Street Art in Transit Master Plan. A motion was 
passed authorizing the Director to enter into contract with 
the selected design team. Commissioner Mesa-Bains thanked 
Ms. Manton for all her hard work on this project. 

III. ART ENRICHMENT: MAIN LIBRARY 

A selection committee for the Library art enrichment project 
has been selected and the first task of the committee is to 
add an artist to the design team to work with the 
architects. The panelists for the selection committee are 
(cont. ) 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MARCH 28 & 30, 1990 

III. ART ENRICHMENT: MAIN LIBRARY (CONT.) 

Commissioner Anne Healy for the Arts Commission, 
Commissioner Roselyne Swig for the Library Commission, 
Amando Rascon, Anne MacDonald, and John Caldwell. Panelists 
along with the Visual Arts Committee will generate a list of 
artists to be considered. A list of criteria has been 
prepared and Commissioners will be informed of the library 
programs as well. Commissioner Mesa-Bains raised concern of 
the community use issues. 

IV. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY 

Anne Meissner introduced for approval the exhibition titled 
"Liquid Eyeliner: an exposition of beauty mainlined" 
scheduled for May 17 - June 24, 1990. It will include both 
performance and visual art and coincides with several events 
including Gay Pride Week and the National Aids Convention. 
Darryl Alvarez as the curator was introduced. Eighteen 
artists will be included. A more complete list of artists 
and their work was presented. The show addresses cross- 
dressing and the politics of gender. Commissioner LaRocca 
asked if the performances would be reviewed in advance. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains asked if the Commission was prepared 
for a critical outcry. The goal of the exhibition is 
education not shock according to Mr. Alvarez. If needed, 
some works will be identified as "adult" only material. 
Commissioner LaRocca warned Ms. Meissner that the Commission 
Director needs to be fully informed with no surprises. Ms. 
Meissner then showed some slides to the Committee. Concern 
was expressed that not enough time had been allowed for the 
consideration of this exhibition. A motion to approve the 
exhibition was passed. 

V. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: FESTIVAL 2000 

Director Meissner indicated that the gallery was working to 
comply with the guidelines of Festival 2000. The Festival 
is awaiting a proposal from the gallery. 

VI. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: OPEN STUDIOS SF 

Dan Pogralis and Jeff Nathanson were introduced to the 

Commissioners as the coordinators of the San Francisco Open 

Studio scheduled for November. They now have an office at 
the South of Market Cultural Center. 

VII. ART ENRICHMENT: RICHMOND POLICE STATION 

Debra Lehane introduced to the Committee artist Shelley Jurs 
who presented a maquette of her stained glass design for the 
(cont. ) 



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VII. ART ENRICHMENT: RICHMOND POLICE STATION ( CONT . ) 

Richmond Police Station. Lt. Thomas Suttmeir and architect 
Peter Wong supported the design. Color and jewel samples 
were shown to the commissioners. A motion to approve the 
design and to enter into contact with the artist was passed. 

VIII. PRIVATE SUBMISSION: GODDESS OF DEMOCRACY 

Commissioner Healy reviewed the criteria for consideration 
of the Goddess Statue for Portsmouth Square. The Visual 
Arts Committee will be considering acceptance of the work on 
a temporary or permanent basis, the aesthetic elements of 
the piece including scale, material, base, placement, 
interaction with the park and the park users and the 
original vs. replica nature of the work. 

Henry Der began the formal presentation for the Goddess of 
Democracy Steering Committee. Mr. Der gave a history of the 
project and how the proposal was conceived. A stack of 
petitions was presented to the Visual Arts Committee and 
accepted. Mr. Kevin Fang, a Chinese Graduate student spoke 
concerning the importance of the statue. The Steering 
Committee proposal of a 10' cast bronze figure on a 4-1/2' 
high base to be placed in the front portion of the upper 
plaza was formally presented. 

Slides were then shown of the work of Thomas Marsh. Mr. 
Marsh's work was reviewed to determined ability to oversee 
the technical processing of a large statue. A demonstration 
of the technique used to sculpt the concrete model was also 
given by Mr. Marsh and Patrick Lau. 

Brian Lasko from Lawrence Halprin's office presented the 
design of the base measuring 4-1/2 x 11 x 16' in a cascading 
fashion to be made of sierra white granite. The base would 
weigh 9700 pounds with a 800 pound bronze sculpture on top. 

Discussion and comments from the Commissioners were heard 
concerning the proposal. 

Commissioner Healy expressed concern for the scale in 
relation to the park and asked why the piece had been scaled 
up. Mr. Der responded that the Steering Committee had a 
Technical Advisory Committee which had made the 
recommendation . 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains discussed the nature of the original 
spontaneous work to the replica and whether the same feeling 
could be transferred. The scale was again identified as too 
large and the placement was also a problem, 
(cont. ) 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MARCH 28 & 30, 1990 
VIII. GODDESS OF DEMOCRACY (CONT.) 

Commissioner Healy agreed that the size of the base was too 
large for the statue and the park. The location at the top 
of the stairs interfered with park use. Approval of the 
collaborative nature of the work was expressed. 
Commissioner Healy asked Debra Lehane to comment on the 
white bronze patina being proposed. A letter from Donna 
Warner, Production Manager for the Johnson Atelier Foundry 
in New Jersey was read. The letter identified problems with 
the permanency of the white patina. The foundry has 
abandoned the white patina and is using an automotive paint 
instead. 

Deborah Learner from the Recreation and Park Department 
stated concerns for maintaining greenery in the park. Ms. 
Learner also commended the Visual Arts Committee for the 
care which it was exercising the in the consideration of 
this gift. 

Commissioner Robert LaRocca discussed the proposed siting of 
the work. The ceremonial nature of the different sites was 
considered. Criteria for places was discussed. Placement 
of the statue should allow for free circulation of the park 
users. The height should not be too domineering. White 
makes objects appear larger. Commissioner LaRocca agreed 
with the other commissioners that the sculpture and base 
should be smaller. Due to the symbolic nature of the work, 
temporary siting in the park was proposed. 

Commissioner Nancy Boas asked Debra Lehane to give a review 
of the "Goddess" proposals which have been submitted to 
other cities. Commissioner Boas thought the white color 
would attract graffiti. Eight feet is considered to be a 
"heroic" scale for statuary and a more appropriate size for 
the park. The idea of a temporary installation appealed as 
well. A 12 month time period was suggested. 

Commissioner Healy noted that a temporary installation would 
allow time to judge public reaction. 

Deborah Learner reviewed the construction timeline. The 
area of Portsmouth Square in which the statue would be 
placed would not be ready for two years (Spring 1992). 

Commissioner LaRocca proposed a motion to place an 8' bronze 
statue on a 2 ' base at the top of the stairs location for a 
temporary (12 month) period after construction of the park 
has been completed. At the end of 12 months, the location 
would be re-evaluated and cost of removal would be the 
responsibility of the sponsor, 
(cont. ) 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MARCH 28 & 30, 1990 

VIII. GODDESS OF DEMOCRACY ( CONT . ) 

There was no second and Commissioner LaRocca withdrew his 
motion. 

It was decided to recess the meeting and to continue the 
discussion at a date and time to be announced. 

The meeting was recessed at 5:55 pm. 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES CONTINUED 

The Visual Arts Committee Meeting was reconvened, Friday 
March 28, 1990 at 3 PM in Room 317 of the Civic Auditorium. 
All Commissioners were present. 

Commissioner Healy advised the public that public testimony 
would now be closed and that the Commissioners would discuss 
the item to reach a consensus. 

Commissioner LaRocca explained his reasons for proposing a 
temporary siting of the statue. Once democracy comes to 
China, there will be new artistic expression which will 
represent freedom. The Goddess represents a transitional 
period. Concern for the mass reproduction of piece was 
expressed since it loses it artistic and dramatic import. 
To permanently place the piece, Commissioner LaRocca 
requested that other colors and sites be considered. 

Commissioner Healy was impressed with the community support 
for the statue and realized the desire of the community. 
She would have preferred a more democratic process in the 
selection of an image through an open competition. This 
would have produced a more creative memorial rather than 
replicating the Tiannamen Square figure. 

Commissioner Boas recognized the importance of the work as a 
symbol and also thought a competition would have been more 
appropriate. She stated that temporary materials has a 
virtue and loses something in the reduced figure. She also 
stated concerns about the replica and concerns about a 
possible edition. Both Commissioner Boas and Commissioner 
Healy asked if there were plans for an edition and who would 
own the copyright. 

Henry Der responded that there has been no discussion within 
the Steering Committee to replicate the image to other 
cities. The Steering Committee also wants to maintain the 
uniqueness of the Goddess and agreed not to carry the 
campaign to other municipalities, 
(cont . ) 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MARCH 28 & 30, 1990 
VIII. GODDESS OF DEMOCRACY (CONT.) 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains addressed the issue of original vs. 
replica noting the "power of the media" with this image. It 
is not an original, but a historic collaborative piece. The 
Arts Commission has a responsibility to exercise aesthetic 
choices in order to feel comfortable with a replica so that 
it can consider the acceptance of the gift. 

The three possible sites on the upper terrace of Portsmouth 
Square were identified. Site A at the front of the central 
plaza toward Kearny, top of the stairs. Site B in the 
planting area between the central and south plazas. Site C 
the semicircle area to the back of the central plaza near 
Walter Lum Place. 

The problem with site A according to Commissioner LaRocca 
was the figure having her back to the public using the 
central plaza. Site B was near a column for strength and 
allows the figure to interact with the park users. A more 
human scale of 8' was preferred. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains preferred site B. Site B would 

allow better flow of foot traffic, would provide a more 

appropriate place for the statue to "live" in the square. 
Preference for the 8' figure was stated. 

Commissioner Healy stated the need for a more intimate 
setting for choosing Site B. Scale should be 8' statue on a 
2'x 3'x 3' base with an appropriate bronze patina. 

Commissioner Boas agreed with Site B and a bronze patina 
other than white. She also asked the Steering Committee for 
a response to temporary placement. 

On behalf of the Goddess of Democracy Steering Committee, 
Henry Der, indicated that it had always been the intent of 
the group to site the piece permanently and that there were 
strong feelings for permanent placement held by the 
community. 

Tom Marsh requested a reconsideration of site and color. 

Mr. Der asked for the ability to design a 2-3' high base and 
advised the Committee of a donation of lights by PGE for the 
lighting of the statue. Mr. Der was advised that lighting 
would also be reviewed by the Visual Arts Committee. 

The following motion was moved, seconded and unanimously 
approved. The Visual Arts Committee moved to approve the 
permanent installation of the Goddess of Democracy bronze 
(cont. ) 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MARCH 28 & 30, 1990 

VIII. GODDESS OF DEMOCRACY (CONT.) 

statue for Portsmouth Square. The Goddess figure is to be 
8' from head to foot with a green or brown patina, placed on 
an 2-3' by 3' by 3' base of white granite, located in Site 
"B" (defined as the planting area between the south and 
central plazas on the upper terrace). The statue will be a 
single cast sculpture with no editions and subject to the 
following reviews by the Arts Commission; review of 
maquette, mold, casting, patina, base design and text, 
lighting, and final inspection prior to installation. 

IX. OLD BUSINESS: GALLERY EXHIBITION "LIQUID EYELINER" 

At the request of the Visual Arts Committee, Gallery 
Director Anne Meissner and Curator Darryl Alvarez returned 
to discuss the exhibition "Liquid Eyeliner". 

The Commissioners were concerned about impressions left from 
the slides which had been viewed at the Wednesday, March 
28th meeting. It was the general opinion of the Committee 
that the Curatorial Committee of the Gallery needed to be 
more focused. More time needed to be allowed to review the 
concepts prior to the exhibitions and the Visual Arts 
Committee requested more thorough presentations of the 
exhibition concepts. Specific questions were asked about 
the artists, how their pieces relate to the exhibition theme 
of cross dressing or gender. Director Isaacs also suggested 
that the Commission should have assistance with Public 
Relations when sensitive material such as this exhibition is 
presented. It was agreed to postpone the exhibition until 
June 30, allowing time for videos and works to be reviewed 
by the Gallery Curatorial Committee. A joint meeting of the 
Visual Arts Committee and the Gallery Curatorial Committee 
was requested to be arranged. The motion to approve the 
exhibition will be pulled from the Monday April 2 consent 
calendar and further discussion of the exhibition scheduled 
for the April 18th Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with the Dosign Team of Delaney and 
Cochran, naming artist Paul Kos as the principal sub- 
contractor, for the creation of a Market Street Art in 
Transit Program Master Plan at a total fee of $20,000 to 
be divided among the three participants. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES/MARCH 28 & 30, 1990 
REPORTS AND ORDERS: (CONT.) 

2. Motion to approve for the San Francisco Arts Commission 
Gallery the exhibition "Liquid Eyeliner: an exposition 
of beauty mainlined" scheduled for May 17- June 24, 
1990. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

3. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with artist Shelley Jurs for the 
design, fabrication and installation of an original 
stained glass art work for the front entry doors and 
interior transom of the Richmond Police Station for an 
amount not to exceed $25,000. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

4. Motion to approve the permanent installation of the 
Goddess of Democracy bronze statue for Portsmouth 
Square. The Goddess figure is to be 8' from head to 
foot with a green or brown patina, placed on an 2-3' by 
3' by 3' base of white granite, located in Site "B" 
(defined as the planting area between the south and 
central plazas on the upper terrace). The statue will 
be a single cast sculpture with no editions and subject 
to the following reviews by the Arts Commission: 
review of maquette, mold, casting, patina, base design 
and text, lighting, and final inspection prior to 

i nstal 1 ation . 

Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:30 PM. 



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Collections Manager 
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COMMISSIONERS 

Jacquplino Netnprovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
)o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1990 




The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 1990 in Room 302 (3rd 
Floor) of the San Francisco Department of Public Health at 
101 Grove Street on the corner of Grove and Polk Streets. 
The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM . 

^ AGENDA 

I. Approval of Minutes: March 28, 1990 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: Authorization to enter into contract 
with Gary Graham for Great Sea WalJ. Medallion (Gary 
Graham, Susan Pontious) 

III. ART ENRICHMENT: Approval of Program Outline: Mental 
Health Skilled Nursing Facility (Phyllis Harding, 
Susan Pontious) 

IV. ART ENRICHMENT: Approval of Budget and Concept for 
San Andreas Water Treatment Facility Phase 2 
Expansion (New Project) (Jim Wallsten, UEB, Miles 
Stevens, Architect for CDM , Tonia Macneil ) 

V. COLLECTIONS: Gift Policy (Debra Lehane ) 

VI. ART ENRICHMENT: Report on Main Library (Jill Manton) 

VII. ART ENRICHMENT: Market Street Transit Shelter 
Program, Review of Children's Art (Jill Manton) 

VIII. ART ENRICHMENT: Review and approval of program for 
Moscone Expansion Art Enrichment (Germaine Wong, 
CAO's Office, Ronette King and Clonia Cautis, 
Gensler and Assoc., Tonia Macneil) 

IX. SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: (Anne 
Meissner ) 

-Review of Exhibition Liquid Eyeliner 
-Request approval for exhibition of large scale 
murals and sculptures (title to be announced) 
-Request approval of Festival 2000 exhibition 
concept 

X. NEW BUSINESS: 

-The role of the Commissioner vis-a-vis Staff 
-Art Enrichment: New Sheriff's Facility (Susan 
Pontious) 

XI. OLD BUSINESS 

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President 

Nancy Boos 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Stanley Elctielbaum 
Kim Fowler 
Daniel Genera 
Anne Healy 
Jottn Kriken 
Robert F. LaRocca 
Amalla Mesa-Bains, Pti.D. 
Ral Y. Okannoto 
Oodle Rosekrar« 



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Presidents of ttie 
Firve Arts Museum 
Library Commission, 
PkannIng Commission, 
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'ISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE^MINUTES 

.pril 18, 1990 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
held on Wednesday, April 18, 1990 at 3:00 pm in Room 320 of 
the San Francisco Department of Public Health at 101 Grove 
Street. 

Commissioner Healy called the meeting to order at 3:17 pm. 

Roll: Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 



Anne Healy - Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Robert LaRocca 



Amal i a Mesa-Bai ns 



Staff Present 



Jill Manton 
Tonia Macnei 1 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 



I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES for March 28, 1990 

The minutes of the March 28th meeting were amended as follows: 
Item No. VIII, p. 5: The Motion was seconded by Commissioner 
Boas, however Commissioner LaRocca withdrew his motion. 
Commissioner LaRocca moved and Commissioner Boas seconded to 
approve the minutes as corrected. The ayes were unanimous. 



II 



ART ENRICHMENT 



GREAT SEA WALL MEDALLION 



Artist Gary Graham presented a design and materials for a 
granite and marble mosaic for the Seawall Project. Discussion 
followed concerning the type of coating planned for the 
medallion and the possibility of slipping on the rock 
surfaces. Mr. Graham explained that the grout in the piece 
would alleviate that problem and offered examples of other 
completed projects. Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve the 
concept and proposal of the artist Gary Graham and to enter 
into contract with him for the artwork as presented with his 
design and materials for a total amount not to exceed $10,000. 
Commissioner Boas seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

A short discussion followed concerning the visual qualities of 
the work. Commissioner Healy expressed the desire to review 
the work in the artist's studio before grouting. 




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II. ART ENRICHMENT: MENTAL HEALTH SKILLED NURSING FACILITY 

Susan Pontious gave a summary of the project history and a 
description of the facility. Three areas for artist involvement 
have been established: the building itself, the exterior 
landscape and the arti sts-i n-residence project. Susan will apply 
for a California Arts Council Arti st-i n-Resi dency Program grant. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains will be the liaison to the Selection 
Committee. The multicultural goals of the project and the makeup 
of the Selection Panel were discussed. Phyllis Harding of the 
Nursing Facility described how the building will be used and Rich 
Lowry,the project architect, presented the building design and 
site plan. Discussion followed concerning the program and the 
selection process. Commissioner LaRocca requested that final 
selection of the three artists be made from a number of choices 
presented to the Visual Arts Committee. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the program outline. 
Commissioner Boas seconded. 
The vote to approve was unanimous. 

III. ART ENRICHMENT: SAN ANDREAS WATER TREATMENT PLANT 
EXPANSION #2 

The Water Department is expanding and renovating its facilities 
at San Andreas to include an Ozone Treatment plant. Tonia 
Macneil presented an overview of the project, which involves a 
construction budget of $3.4 million and Art Enrichment of 
$72,000. She described the opportunity for artist involvement in 
the final design stage during the next few months and the need to 
move quickly to make a selection. 

Jim Wallsten of the UEB outlined the concerns of that agency and 
the Water Department. Tonia Macneil requested the Committee 
review slides of 9 artists who have worked with water. The 
Commissioners decided to hold the selection at a continuation of 
the regular meeting on Friday, April 20th. 

V. COLLECTIONS: GIFT POLICY 

At the request of Commissioner Healy, Debra Lehane drafted an 
extensive gift policy which she passed out for the Committee 
Members to read and discuss at the May meeting. 

(Commissioner Healy requested that the order of the agenda be 
altered at this point to accommodate the presence of members of 
Gensler and Associates to speak about the Moscone Project.) 



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VIII. ART ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE ART ENRICHMENT 

Peter Gordon and Ronette King gave a brief presentation of the 
design for the facade of Moscone North and the possibilities 
created by removal of the east bridge from the Redevelopment 
Agency's designs. Tonia Macneil presented a series of slides 
suggesting possible directions to pursue for exterior sites. 
Robert LaRocca suggested that the exterior site be handled as a 
single environmental zone. Commissioner Healy moved to have the 
Committee treat the exterior area related to Moscone Expansion 
conceptually as a whole for purposes of Art Enrichment. 
Commissioner Boas seconded the motion. The ayes were unanimous. 
Commissioner Healy moved that the first priority of the Committee 
will be to consider the "Large Wall" because of the impending 
deadline in early 1991. Commissioner seconded. The motion was 
passed unanimously. 

(The order of the agenda was again changed to accommodate outside 
visitors. Item no. VI, Art Enrichment Report on the Main 
Library, was continued until the regular meeting of the Committee 
in May . ) 

IX. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: REVIEW OF EXHIBITION- Liquid 
Eyel iner 

Anne Meissner, Gallery Director, presented a revised concept and 
dates for LIQUID EYELINER. The exhibition will be an 
installation through which viewers move, illustrating the 
experience of cross-dressing. Pieces which were of concern to 
the Commission have been eliminated. Discussion followed 
concerning the process by which the new concept was developed and 
how video and performance will be handled. The new dates for the 
exhibition are June 21 through July 28. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the exhibition LIQUID 
EYELINER. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The motion was passed 
unanimousl y . 

IX. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: EXHIBITION APPROVAL 

Anne Meissner, requested concept approval for an exhibition 
entitled "Equations" scheduled for May 10 through June 9. 
The concept refers to taking objects out of context of the 
environment and recontextual i zi ng them in the art space. 
Exhibiting artists are John Ammirati, Seymour Locks, Kevin Radley 
and RIGO 90. Commissioner Boas moved to approve the exhibition 
concept. Commissioner Healy seconded. Ayes were unanimous. 



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(Commissioner LaRocca was excused from the meeting at 6:00 PM) 

IX. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: FESTIVAL 2000 

Director Meissner asked for approval of exhibition concepts for 
the Gallery in relation to Festival 2000. The exhibition inside 
the gallery will be critic's choice. Critics will be identified 
who are particularly concerned with multicultural issues. A 
publication will be produced, defining the artwork as a benchmark 
of what is happening today. The outdoor exhibition will include 
two artists working collaboratively to produce a cross-cultural 
statement. Festival 2000 will provide funding in the amount of 
$10,000 to be matched by California Arts Council monies. 
Commissioner Healy moved to approve the concepts for the 
exhibitions provided that the gallery continues to work with 
Festival 2000. Commissioner Boas seconded. The motion was 
approved unanimously. 

VII. ART ENRICHMENT: CHILDREN'S ART FOR BUS SHELTERS 

Jill Manton, project coordinator, reviewed the scope of the 
project, in which Gannett will install 26 4' x 6' posters created 
by children in the advertising kiosks on Market Street. Noting 
the ethnic diversity of the participants, she presented poster 
designs by 7 semi-finalists and asked the Committee to select 4 
finalists. The Committee selected five out of the seven- 
Commissioner Healy moved to approve selection of 5 children's 
designs fo reproduction as posters to be placed in the Market 
Street Bus Shelters, and to authorize the Arts Commission to 
expend the funds necessary to execute this project. Commissioner 
Boas seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

X. ART ENRICHMENT: NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY 

Jill Manton and Susan Pontious gave an overview of the project, 
presenting elevations of the building and describing the need to 
move quickly to bring an artist into the planning stage. The 
budget for art enrichment at the site will be from $300,000 to 
$600,000. Commissioner Boas noted the need for art at the site 
to be uplifting. The committee asked that the artists produce 
work for the exterior public facades and the interior program 
areas. Susan Pontious requested that the Committee approve 
selection of artists by invitation and review at a special 
meeting of the Committee in early May. Commissioner Healy moved 
to approve the program concept, including the selection process 
and timeline for Art Enrichment at the New Sheriff's Facility. 
Commissioner Boas seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 



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The meeting was continued until Friday, April 20 at 3:00 pm at 
the offices of LaRocca and Associates, 90 New Montgomery, 
Suite 1010, San Francisco. 

The meeting was recessed at 6:30 PM . 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING CONTINUED 

The Visual Arts Committee Meeting was reconvened Friday April 20, 
1990 at 3 PM at the offices of LaRocca and Associates, 90 New 
Montgomery Street, Suite 1010. Roll Call: Anne Healy - Chair, 
Robert LaRocca, Nancy Boas. 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15. 

III. ART ENRICHMENT: SAN ANDREAS WATER TREATMENT PLANT 

The Committee continued their discussion of Art Enrichment for 
San Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion #2. Jim Wallsten of 
UEB explained the parameters of the project. Tonia Macnei 1 
presented the work of 9 artists who had been invited to submit 
slides for review. After lengthy discussion, the Committee 
selected Tim Collins and asked that his wife Reiko Goto be 
invited to collaborate as an equal partner. The Committee 
identified guidelines for the project, asking for artwork which 
is visitor oriented and educational. Commissioner Boas moved to 
approve the selection of artists Reiko Goto and Tim Collins to 
produce artwork for San Andreas Water Treatment Plant with a 
total budget not to exceed $64,800. Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

VIII: ART ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE ART ENRICHMENT 

Discussion continued concerning the exterior spaces available 
for installation of art at Moscone Center. Tonia Macnei 1 asked 
the Committee to include the outdoor site next to the Esplanade 
Ballroom in the definition of the exterior area. Commissioner 
Boas noted the opportunity to identify a large wall and sidewalk 
area east of Moscone North as a possible site for artwork, and 
suggested that the Committee make their interest in this area 
known to Redevelopment. Commissioner Healy reaffirmed the 
Committee's vote to define the exterior sites as a single 
environment rather than a series of discrete sites. 



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REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1 . Ordered: Motion to approve the concept and proposal of 

the artist Gary Graham and to enter into 
contract with him for the artwork as 
presented with his design and materials for a 
total amount not to exceed $10,000. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Motion to approve the program outline for Art 

Enrichment for the Mental Health Skilled 
Nursi ng Faci 1 i ty . 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Motion to approve the treatment of Moscone 

Center Expansion exterior areas conceptually as 
a whole for the purposes of Art Enrichment. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Motion to make the first priority of the 

Committee the selection of art for the "Large 

Wall" because of the impending deadline in 

earl y 1 991 . 

Moved: Anne Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Motion to approve the exhibition LIQUID 

EYELINER to be exhibited June 21 through July 

28. 

Moved: Anne Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Motion to approve the exhibition concept for 

EQUATIONS to be exhibited May 10 through June 

9. 

Moved: Nancy Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Motion to approve the exhibition concepts for 

the gallery in relation to Festival 2000 
provided the gallery continues to work with 
the Festival 2000 Committee. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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8. Ordered 



Motion to approve selection of 5 children's 
designs for reproduction as posters to be 
placed in the Market Street Bus Shelters, and 
to authorize the Arts Commission to expend 
the funds necessary to execute this project. 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 



9. Ordered 



Motion to approve the program concept, 

including the selection process and timeline 

for Art Enrichment at the New Sheriff's 

Faci 1 i ty . 

Moved: Anne Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 



10. Ordered 



Motion to approve the selection of artists 
Reiko Goto and Tim Collins to produce artwork 
for San Andreas Water Treatment Plant with a 
total budget not to exceed $64,800. 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 
5 : 1 5 PM . 



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[tmon Alley 
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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will take 
place on Wednesday, May 9, 1990 at the offices of LaRocca 
and Associates, 90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1010, at 
the corner of New Montgomery and mission Streets. The 
meeting will take place at 1:30 PM . 

AGENDA 



OLD BUSINESS 

I. ART ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE CENTER EXPANSION 

Review of artists slides for consideration for the 
"Large Wall" in the Esplanade Ballroom. (Germaine 
Wong, CAO's Office, Tonia Macneil ) 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY 
Selection of artists to design artworks for the New 
Sheriff's Facility. (Selection Panel: Members of the 
Visual Arts Committee, Sheriff Hennessey, Lt . Michael 
La Vigne, Ed Tanaka, Jerry Allen) ( Susan Pontious) 

NEW BUSINESS 



I ECTOR 
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attxara Sklar 
esldent 

ancy Boos 
Ice President 

emon A(ey 

aniey Elctielbaum 

m Fowler 

aniel Genera 

nneHeoly 

>hin Kriken 

obert F. LaRocca 

Txalla Mesa-Bains, Pti.D. 

jI Y. Okamoto 

odie Rosekrans 



lOFFICIO MEMBERS 

asldents of ttie 
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)rary Commission, 
jnnlng Commission, 
creation and Park 
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I SECTOR 

< ire N. Isaacs 



^ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 

May 9, 1990 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, May 9, 1990 at 3:00 pm at the offices of LaRocca 
And Associates, 90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1010. 

Commissioner Healy called the meeting to order at 3:20 pm. 

Roll: Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 

Anne Healy - Chair Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Nancy Boas 

Robert LaRocca 

Dodie Rosecrans (observer) 

Staff Present: Tonia Macneil 

Susan Pontiops 



I. ART ENRICHMENT: Moscone Expansion Art Enrichment. 

The Committee reviewed slides of 35 of the artists 
whose names had been suggested by the previous Moscone 
Joint Committee. Of the 35 artists, 15 received at 
least one vote and will be reviewed in depth in the 
next stage of selection. The Committee agreed to look 
at work by a small number of additional artists as well 
at the next meeting for the Moscone Project, which will 
take place on Thursday, May 24 at 3pm at the offices of 
LaRocca and Associates. 

The artists selected for further review are: 

Philip Taaffe Italo Scanga 

Manuel Neri William Wiley 

David Hockney Deborah Oropallo 

Judy Pfaff Christopher Brown 

John Baldessari Cherie Raciti 

Betty Woodman ' Al Held 

Oliver Jackson Abraham Elterman 
Roger Brown 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: Selection of Artists for the New 
Sheriff's Facility. 

The Committee heard a presentation of the project from 
the project architect, Ed Tanaka, Lt. Michael LaVigne 




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and Sheriff Hennessy of the Sheriff's Department, and 
Susan Pontious. Jerry Allen of the Verba Buena 
Cultural Center attended as an outside art consultant 
to the Committee. 20 artists who had been selected by 
the Project Curator were reviewed by the Committee. 
Commissioner Boas moved to approve the selection of 
Vicki Scuri , Buster Simpson, and Carl Cheng, with Doug 
Mollis as an alternate and to authorize the Director to 
enter into contract with them to design artworks for 
the New Sheriff's Facility. Commissioner Healy 
seconded. The vote was unanimous. Commissioner Boas 
moved that each artists be paid a design commission of 
$20,000 each, which would include reimbursable costs, 
and which would result in a design plan (drawings 
and/or maquette), to be approved by the Art Commission. 
Commissioner Healy seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. Ordered: Motion to approve the selection of Vicki 

Scuri, Buster Simpson and Carl Cheng (with 
Doug Mollis as an alternate if Buster Simpson 
declined) and to authorize the Director to 
enter into contract with the artists to 
design artworks for the New Sheriff's 
Faci 1 i ty . 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Motion to approve the payment of a design 

commisssion of $20,000 each to the selected 
artists, which will include reimbursable 
costs, and which will result in a design plan 
(drawings and/or maquettes) to be approved by 
the Arts Commission. 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 

at 6:00 PM . 



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The ref^ulai- iiionLhly lueeLlii^ of the Visual Arts Comiui. LLee 
will be held on Wednesday, May IG, 1990 in Uooiii 302 (3rd 
Floor) of the San Frar\cisco Department of Public Health at 
101 Grove Street on tl)e corncjr of (Jrove and Polk Streets. 
The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM . 



lAYOR 
rt Agnoj 



OMMISSIONERS 

arlKirn Sklar 
resident 

nr-)cy Boos 
Ice President 

ernon Ailoy 

lanloy Elctiolbaum 

Ifii Towlor 

'onlel Gonora 

inno Hoaty 

ot'>n Kriken 

obert F. Lar?occa 

.malla Mesa-Bains, Pti.D. 

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lodie FTosekrani 



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lestdenls of Itie 
ne Arts Museum 
brary Commtiston, 
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RECTOR 
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I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: April IB and 20 and May 9, 1990 
OLD BUSINIlSS 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: Selection of finalist! s) for design 
and fabrication of grillwork for tlie Busli-Polk Parking 
Garage. (Kevin Ilagerty, San I'rancisco Parking 
Authority, Sam Nitnes and Pauline Souza, Gordon Chong 
and Associates, Tenia Macneil) 

III. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER: Design Approval of mural 
created by Horace Washington for installation at 
Creativity Explored. (Horace Washington) 

IV. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER: Design Approval of mural 
created by Johanna Poethig for installation at William 
De Avila School on Haight Street. (Johanna Poethig) 

V. SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: Report on 
status of Festival 2000 Fxhibitions. Change from 
Invitational, to " C ri 1 I for Entries" for outdoor 
exhibition. (Anne Meissner) 



VI. COLLECTIONS: Request to place two murals by Peter 
Ilyin commissioned in 1939 by tlie Arts Commission for 
the Golden Gate International Exposition in the lobby 
of a new building at GOOO California/Kearney (Linda 
r.-lvans, Art Consultant, Debra Iichane ) 

VII. COLLECTIONS: Contract Authorization for Market Street 
Maintenance. (Debra Lehane ) 

VIII. COLLECTIONS: Loan Request by the San Francisco 
Museum of Modern Art for two architectural models by 
Don Potts. (Debra Leliane ) 




IX. ART ENRICHMENT: Report on Main Library (Jill Manton) 

X. ART ENRICHMENT: Report on Embarcadero (Jill Manton) 



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XI. COLLECTIONS: Discussion and commenLs on draft, o£ 
gift poiicy. ( Debra Lehane ) 

XII. ART ENRICHMENT: Request for Approval to enter into 
contract with artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto for 
the design phase of San Andreas Water Treatment 
Expansion #2 (Tonia Macneil) 

NEW BUSINESS 

XIII. VAC: Discussion of Visual Arts Committee meeting 
schedule and structure. 

X. ADJOURNMENT 



City and County of San Francisco 

^z' Memorandum 




Art Commission 

Claire N. lenncs 
DIRECTOR 



DATE: 
TO: 
FROM: 
RE: 



MAY 16, 1990 

HONORABLE COMMISSIONERS, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC 
TONIA MACNEIL, SECRETARY, VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MEETING CANCELLATION 



DUE TO THE LACK OP A (QUORUM , THE RE(]UI.AR MEETING OF Till': VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
WHICH WAS SCHEDULED FOR 3:00 PM ia ROOM 302 OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH BUILDING 
HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

THE MEETING IS RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 1990 AT 2:00 PM IN ROOM 

302 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT 101 GROVE STREET ON THE 

CORNER OF GROVE AND POLK STREETS. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TONIA MACNEIL AT 558-3463 



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OMMISSIONERS 

attjofa Sklar 
esident 

3ncy Boas 
ce President 

anion Alley 

anley Elchelboum 

■n Fowler 

aniel Genera 

me Healy 

ihn Kriken 

)berf F. LaRocco 

Tialla Mesa-Bolns, Ph.D. 

3l Y, Okarroto 

x:iie Rosekrans 



: OFFICIO MEMBERS 

esldents of the 
le Arts Museum 
)rarv Commission, 
snning Commission, 
tcreatlon and Park 
jmmlsslon 



SECTOR 
3lre N. Isaacs 



VtSUAI. AJri'S COMMrTTI'lR Ml'M^yrJMG 

THURSDAY , MAY 2^1 , I 990 

I'he res'uLar monthly meet:, i.na' (, I.' t lie \'isiiaJ Arts ('oniini I: tee 
\<m be heLd on Thursdoy, May 21, 1990 in Room 3 2 (3rcl 
Ploor) of t,he Snn Fr.anc i scm:) Deijn iH.meii t of rviblic Heolth at 
10 1 Crrove St fee I on the coiner o I' Gi-o\'e nnd Poll; Slret'ts. 
111!" meeliiiy; i\ i I I t.-\kf> pl.'ic" .') 1. i':00 I'M. 

AGENDA 

I. APPROVAh OP MIMU'I'I<:F, : A])]- i I IH rx}u\ 20 nnd M.-i-,- 9, i;)90 

OI.D jUJSI Ni<;s_s 

JI. ART KNin CllMI'lNT: Review of ■-;liclo.'^. t.f ,m I i •-; ( s (o i-ronte 

^v■cn k Tor Lhe "lini-qe \va 1 J " of Uie I'.s p I a n.-ide I'a 1 I t-ooiii oj' 
Mo.^cone ("enter. ((ierinaine Wone" , Totija MacneiJ ) 

III. AR.T KNRICIJMENT: Selection of tJnalisL(s) for de.sUn 
and tabr i ca t. i. on of e" r.i. 1. iu'o r k for the t'ush-Poll; Parlving" 
(i,n r.'id;^ . ( Ke\- i n lla t'c i' ty i San Pranciseo Par-kins? 

Am tho r i !>■ , S.-mii Nunes nnd I'anJlne So\iza, Gordon Clionia; 
a n ( 1 ,\ .s s c ) c i a I e s , T o n i :\ M ,'\ c 1 1 f •■ i I ) 

IV. MUI?.AI, R,1':S0UR(;K GKNTKR,-. Desic^-n Approval of mnral 
cre.nterl by Horace U'a si) i ng ton for ins fall at ion at 
Gi-eat i v i ty Explored . { Horace Washi ngton ) 

V. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER: Desi'4n Ai'proval of mural 

n:^e.a1efi by Johatnia I'Methit*; for ins l:a 1 1 a t ion at Wi. 11 iam 
l)e Avila Scliool on llaight Street. (Johanna I'oethit;") 

VT. SAN FRANCISCO AR'fS COMMISSION GAELEIiY: Report on 
status of Festival 2000 E.\li i b i t i ons . Clian£*e from 
In\' i ta t i ona 1 to "Cal I foi- Entries" for outdoor 
c .\ h i 1 ) i ( i o n . ( A n n (^ ^1 e i s s n fM ■ ) 

\' M . CObblvCT IONS : Wcm | n o s I In |.|,'ice I \so iiiuials by Potc-r 

I I ,v i II CI iiiiin i s s i onr^d i.ii 19.'!9 b>' I he Arts Ccjiiim i ss L on for 
the Cioldeii Gate 1 n te rna t ioiu> 1 Exposition in the lobby 
of a new IjuJLding a! 6(K)0 Cal i fo rirla / Kearney (Linda 
]■; V n PS, Art (^ o n s u 1 1, a p t , D e b r a L e 1 1 a ri e ) 

\'l 1 1 . COELECrriONS : (ontr.'iri An t iior i sat J on for Market Street 

Ma j p tenaiuve . (OeL)ra belianc) 



IX. COLLECTIONS: Loan Recpiest by the San Francisco 

Musenm of Modern Art for two arclri tec tiira 1 models by 
Don Potts. ( Debra Lehane ) 



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X. AIM' IsNlil.CllMKN'l': Roporl. on Main l.ihraiy (J ill Manton ) 

XI. Ak'r ENRICHMENT: Report on Embarcadero (Jill ManLon) 

XII. COLLECTIONS: Discnr^-sLon and comments on di^aft of 
i? i ft. po I icy. ( i)ol)i'a Leliano) 

XIII. ARI' I'iNIUCIIMEN'l": lie'iucsl. for Appcoval to onlor into 
contract \vil.h artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto ['or' 
the design phase of San Andreas Water Treatment 
Expansion #2 ( I'on i a Macnei I 1 

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^ WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1990 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 1990 in Room 300 (3rd 
Floor) of the San Francisco Department of Public Health at 
94102 101 Grove Street on the corner of Grove and Polk Streets. 
The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM . 



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GENDA 



^YOR 
tAgnos 



DMMISSONERS 

iitxiraSldar 
»icJent 

incy Boos 
:e President 

•monAley 

anley Elchelbaum 

n Fovvlef 

irM Genera 

reHealy 

hn Kriken 

toert F. LaRocca 

xito Mesa-Balnj. Pti.D. 

lY.Okamoto 

idle Dosekrans 



I. 

II. 

Ill 

IV. 
V. 



APPROVAL OF MINUTES: May 24 and 25, 1990 

ART ENRICHMENT: Bush-Polk Parking Garage. Review of 
slides of applicants for the Bush-Polk Parking 
Garage. (Tenia Macneil) 

ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: Request for approval of 
Exhibition Concept for Exhibit dated August 9 through 
September 15, 1990 (Anne Meissner) 

ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: Review of artists selected 
for Festival 2000 for the Indoor Exhibit. (Anne 
Meissner ) 



ARTS ENRICHMENT 

Manton ) 



Review of Libi-ary finalists (Jill 



OFRCIO MEMBERS 

ttldents of tt>e 
e Arts Museum 
rary Comrnhslon, 
nning CommJsjlon, 
iroatkxi and Pork 
mmlsston 



taoR 

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VI. VAC: Discussion of Visual Arts Committee meeting 

schedule and structure. Upcoming projects include: 

1. Mental Health Facility screening 

2. Moscone Expansion screening 

3. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant concept 
approval 

4. Bush-Polk Parking Garage selection of finalist 

5. Market Street Design Team discussion of 
parameters 



VII. COLLECTIONS: Pioneer Monument. Presentation by 
Library concerning the location of the Pioneer 
Monument. ( SteVen Coulter, President, Library 
Commission, Cathy Simon, Project Architect, Russ 
Abel, Bureau of Architecture, Debra Lehane ) , 




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lobert F. LaRocca 
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lancy Boas 
Ice President 

'emon Alley 

tonley Elctielbaum 

Im Fo^vler 

)anlel Genera 

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.malla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

al Y. Okannoto 

lodle Rosekrans 

□rtxara Sklar 



A Special Meeting of the Visual Arts Commission will be 
held on Friday, June 29th, 1990 in Room 300 (3rd Floor) of 
the San Francisco Department of Public Health at 101 Grove 
Street on the corner of Grove and Polk Streets. The 
meeting will take place at 3:00 PM. 



I. 



II 



COLLECTIONS: 
Discussion of 



AGENDA 



PIONEER MONUMENT 
possible relocation 



of Pioneer Monument 



ART ENRICHMENT: NEW 
Viewing of slides of 

ADJOURNMENT 



SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY 
remaining finalists 



X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

residents of the 
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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Monday, July 9 at 1:00 pm in Suite 70 (Basement) 
of the new Arts Commission offices at 25 Van Ness, on tlie 
corner of Van Ness and Market Streets. The meeting will 
take place at 1 : 00 pm . 

/AG ENDA 

I. ART ENRICHMENT: SKILLED MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY. 

Selection of 3 artists from 9 finalists to execut^^" the art 
enrichment program for the new facility. )P}iy]lis Harding, 
Director, Skilled Mental Healtli Nursing Facility, Susan 
Pont ions ) 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: NEW LIBRARY. Review ol library 
f inalists . ( Ji 11 Manton ) 

III. ART ENRICHMENT: SAN ANDREAS I and II. Report on 
status and timelines of San Andreas projects. (Tonia 
Macneil ) 

IV. ART ENRICHMENT: BUSH-POLK. Request for approval of 
funds for additional finalist (Shannon Shannahan ) for the 
design phase. (Tonia Macneil) 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1990 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 1990 in Suite 70 at 25 
Van Ness Street, at the corner of Van Ness and Market 
Streets. The meeting will take place at 3:00 PM . 



iMYOR 
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:OMMISSICX^ERS 

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NJancy Boos 
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/emon Aley 

itanley Bchelboum 

(ImFowter 

Daniel Ger«ra 

\nneHealy 

lohnKrlken 

tobert F. LaRocco 

Urwlta Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

tail Y. Okamoto 

)odle Itosekrans 



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'residents of ttie 
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'IRECTOR 
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APPROVAL OF MINUTES 



"/^ AGENDA 

June 20 , 
1990. 



June 29 and July 9, 



COLLECTIONS 

1 . Monume 



: CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 

nt Conservation 



Motion for 
Genevieve B 
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2 , Loan o 



final contract payment of $500.00 to 
aird for conservation completion of the 
rican War Monument at Market and Delores 
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Motion to a 
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pprove the loan of a painting by Charles 

r titled: "Calla in Library" to an 

at Shasta College from Decembei- 15, 1990 

15, 1991 . 
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Motion to a 
titled "Sun 
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set Over Paradise" to the Rosicrucian 
seum and Art Gallery in San Jose For an 
from August 1 to September 2, 1990. 
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ART ENRICHMENT: MARKET STREET ART IN TRANSIT 
Discussion of parameters of Master Plan Process. 
(Andrea Cochran, Paul Kos, Topher Delaney and Members 
of the Market Street Selection Panel, Jill Manton. ) 

ART ENRICHMENT: SHERIFF'S WORK FURLOUGH 

Presentation of Artists' concepts. (Carl Cheng, 
Vicki Scuri, Doug Hollis, Project Architects (jieg 
Williams and Ed Tanaka, Architects, Susan Pontious ) 



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IV. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER: Design Approval for murals 
(five minute presentation each) created by: 

Betsy Miller-Kutz for the 24th Street Mini-Park 
Miranda Bergman for the On Lok Asian Senior Citizen 
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Horace Washington for the Alice Griffithi Uousincj 
Arthur McLaughlin lot- Opera! ion Concern 
Yvonne LittJeton for the Gay Sui)porL Facility. 
(Conrad Okamoto, Ray Patlan, Tenia Macneil.) 

VI. ARTS COMMISSION GALLEFIY: FESTIVAL 2000 

Presentation of slides and other- materials of ait ists 
Hung Liu, Larry Andrei^s* and Yolanda Lo\>ez* selected 
for indoor exhibition. (*pending artist's 
confirmation ) 

Presentation of proposal entitled W I Mlit' inwp fJS l,y 
artist Slobodan Dan Paich for City Site. 
(Adrienne Fuzee, Chair, Advisory Boaid, Anne 
Meissner ) 

VII. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: EXHIBITION APPFiOVAL 

Request for Approval of Chain reaction VI in cor)cept 
for exhibit December- 6, 1990 to January 20, 1991. 
(Anne Meissner) 

IX. ART ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE EXPANSION 

Report on progress in collecting artists for fiTinl 
review on August 1. Fianl Call for suggest ions fioiii 
Committee Members. (Tonia Macneil, Jill Manton) 

OLD BUSINESS 

VIII. ART ENRICHMENT: SAN ANDREAS WATER TREATMENT PLANT 
Request for approval of artist photographers to 
create original artworks for installation at San 
Andreas Water Treatment Plant in coordination with 
concepts being developed by artists Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto. (Tonia Macneil) 

XI. ART ENRICHMENT: SCHEDULE FOR INSPECTIONS 

1. Studio Inspection of Steve Gillman's Sculpture 
for Pier 7. (Tonia Macneil) 

2. Inspection of Ned Kahn's Art Eni'ichment Project 
at the San Bruno County Jail. (Jill Manton) 

NEW BUSINESS 

ADJOURNMENT 



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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, July 18, 1990 at 3 pm in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room, Suite 70, at 25 Van Ness 
Avenue . 



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OMMISSIONERS 

jrtxjra Sklar 
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smon Alley 

aniey Elchelbaum 

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aniel Genera 

■neHealy 

)hn Kriken 

)bert F. LaRocca 

TKilta Mesa-Bains, Pti.D. 

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xlle Rosekrans 



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askients of tt>e 
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Commissioner Healy called the meeting to order at 3:15 pm. 



Commissioners Absent 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



Roll: Commissioners Present 

Anne Healy - Chair 
Robert LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 

Staff Present: Tonia Macneil 

Debra Lehane 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 



I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES for June 20, June 29 and July 9, 

1990, Regular and Special 
Meetings, 

The minutes of June 20, June 29 and July 9, 1990 meetings 
were approved as read on a motion by Commissioner Boas. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The vote was unanimous. 



II. COLLECTIONS; 



CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS 



The following items were approved on a motion by 
Commissioner Healy. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The 
ayes were unanimous. 

1 . Monument Conservation 

Motion for final contract payment of $500.00 to 
Genevieve Baird for conservation completion of the 
Spanish American War Monument at Market and Delores. 

2 . Loan of Artwork 

Motion to approve the loan of a painting by Charles 
Griffin Farr titled: "Calla in Library" to an 
exhibition at Shasta College from December 15, 1990 
to February 15, 1991. 

3. Loan of Artwork 

Motion to approve the loan of a painting by Paul Bean 
titled "Sunset Over Paradise" to the Rosicrucian 




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Egyptian Museum and Art Gallery in San Jose for an 
exhibition from August 1 to September 2, 1990. 
(Debra Lehane ) 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: MARKET STREET ART IN TRANSIT 

Jill Manton introduced Topher Delaney and Andrea Cochran, 
members of the Market Street Design Team, and explained 
that the Team has been doing research on Market Street and 
about public art and art in transit programs throughout 
the country. The architects noted that the public art 
they considered successful was often playful, and usually 
involved people in unexpected ways. They mentioned the 
need for more on-site education about the art already in 
place on Market Street, suggesting the installation of 
plaques . 

A question was raised as to the relationship between the 
Market Street Art Master Plan and City Planning actions. 
Commissioner LaRocca stated that the Master Plan should 
include guidelines for both Design and Public Art. He 
said that the guidelines should be enforced by requiring 
Visual Arts Committee and Civic Design approval prior to 
permit approval. The Design Team then discussed several 
locations of interest to them, including Halliday Plaza 
and the Mechanics Monument Plaza. They are exploring the 
possibility of permanent performance spaces and cafes as a 
means to vitalize those areas. Commissioner LaRocca 
suggested that contemporary artwork, "objects in the 
environment", should also be considered, as currently only 
historic works are prominent on Market Street. 

III. ART ENRICHMENT: SHERIFF'S WORK FURLOUGH 

Susan Pontious explained that artists Carl Cheng, Vicki 
Scuri and Doug Hollis had been working with the architects 
over the last two months and have completed schematic 
designs for the project. An intensive review of their 
ideas by the Sheriff's Department, and members of the 
Civic Design and Visual Arts Committees has taken place 
over the last week. 

Ms. Pontious asked for the Committee's support of the 
direction which the artists are taking at this point. 
Their concepts include treating the insides of the cells, 
the street level plaza the glass surfaces and the atrium 
spaces . 



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Commissioner Boas felt that Vicki Scuri's concept of 
decorating the street plane was out of place and 
questioned the relationship of the seating to the 
building. She also felt that the treatment of the cells 
was cartoonish and representative of a dungeon. Greg 
Williams, Project Architect, stated his support for the 
artist's concepts and noted that all of the ideas still 
needed work and discussion. Lt . Levine from the Sheriff's 
Department spoke in support of the street level treatment 
as a way to draw people to a major new focus of the 
complex . 

Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve the concepts as 
presented by the 3 artists in the schematic stage. 
Commissioner Healy seconded. The vote was 2 ayes, 1 nay. 
Commissioner Boas stated that she voted no because she did 
not approve of Vicki Scuri's concept for the street level 
plaza treatment. Commissioner Boas asked that her 
concerns to be addressed before giving her approval. 

IV. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER 

1 . Horace Washington and Ray Patlan presented a 
design for a mural at the Alice Griffith Housing. The 
mural will be seen by people driving to Candlestick Park. 
The residents of the Center asked for a happy mural 
depicting Seniors involved in recreation. The mural will 
be 20 by 50 feet, and will incorporate two existing 
windows and a door into the design. Commissioner LaRocca 
moved to approve the mural. Commissioner Boas seconded. 
The ayes were unanimous. 

2. Miranda Bergman showed her design for a mural at 
the On Lok Senior Center. The design incorporates images 
of elders, children and themes from classical Chinese Art. 
It will encircle the childrens play area, and will be seen 
from close quarters, so that it will be detailed and 
illusionistic . The dimensions are 10 x 200'. Commissioner 
Healy moved to approve the mural. Commissioner Boas 
seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

3. Betsy Miller-Kutz presented her design for two 
additional mural at the 24th Street Park. The walls 
surrounding the park are already nearly covered with 
murals, which are being renovated. The new murals will be 
painted on portable panels, one 20 x 10', and one 25 x 
20'. The other muralists whose work is in the park have 
been notified and have given their approval to the new 



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designs. Commissioner Healy asked that there be a gap 
between the old and new murals to define their boundaries. 
Commissioner Healy moved, and Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded approval of the murals. The Ayes were unanimous. 

4. Arthur McLaughlin and Yvonne Littleton described 
their plans for a mural and mosaic sculpture at the Gay 
Support Facility of Operation Concern. Yvonne's lobby 
mural will consist of 3 9'xl7* canvas panels painted in 
the colors of the Rainbow Flag and emphasizing humor and a 
positive attitude. Commissioner Healy moved and 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded approval of the concept. 
The ayes were unanimous. 

Arthur McLaughlin proposed a free-standing mosaic piece 
for the atrium, using recycled materials and tile. The 
piece will commemorate those who have died of AIDS. 
Commissioner LaRocca moved and Commissioner Healy seconded 
to approve the concept. The ayes were unanimous. 

V. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: FESTIVAL 2000 

Gallery Director Anne Meissner showed examples of the work 
of three artists. Hung Liu, Yolanda Lopez and Larry 
Andrews, who have been selected to share the exhibition 
space during Festival 2000. The title of the exhibition 
will be IMPLOSION. The concept implies the force of the 
outward pressure of society producing an inner creative 
explosion. Hung Liu uses the history of the Chinese in 
San Francisco in the 19th Century as subject matter for 
her paintings. Yolanda Lopez will produce an installation 
piece. Larry Andrews, an African American, will produce a 
video tape. Commissioner Healy reminded the committee 
that they should approve the actual works to be shown 
rather than just the artists. She moved that the 
Committee give conditional approval to the concept pending 
presentation of materials presented by the artists. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

Anne Meissner presented the proposal of Slobodan Dan Paich 
for City/Site, called WINDFLOWERS. The installation will 
include ladders and pinwheels and provide platforms and 
spaces for performances throughout the month. The space 
will be closed to the public most of the time except 
during special occasions. Commissioner Healy said that 
the proposal was incomplete especially at to how things 
would be attached to walls and how safety issues would be 
handled. She asked that the artist produce a more 



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detailed proposal addressing those concerns before 
approval were given. 

VI. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: EXHBITION APPROVAL 

Anne Meissner asked for concept approval of the exhibition 

Chain Reaction VI for December 6, 1990 to January 26, 

1991. 

Commissioner Boas moved to give approval and Commissioner 

LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

VII. ARTS ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE EXPANSION 

Tonia Macneil reported that staff has collected the names 
of nearly 80 artists of color for consideration for the 
"Large Wall". Staff is in the process of making a 
selection from those who have submitted materials, and 
additional suggestions for the August 1st review were 
welcome at that time. The August 1st meeting will include 
review of the 15 artists previously selected as well as 
the new group. It is expected that finalists for the 
project will be identified at that time. The Committee 
agreed that Rudy Nothenberg and Commissioners Rosekrans 
and Kriken be specially invited to attend. 

VIII. ART ENRICHMENT: SAN ANDREAS WATER TREATMENT PLANT 

Tonia Macneil explained the current status of the two 
Water Treatment Plant Projects. She asked the Committee 
to approve two photographers, Richard Barnes and Robert 
Dawson for purchase of original artworks for San Andreas I 
and for integration with the concepts being developed by 
Tim and Reiko Collins for San Andreas II. Commissioner 
Healy moved and Commissioner LaRocca seconded approval of 
the two photographers for purchase of original artwork for 
the San Andreas Projects. The ayes were unanimous. 

IX. ART ENRICHMENT: SCHEDULE FOR INSPECTIONS 

The item was removed from the agenda as no decision of the 
Committee was needed. 

NEW BUSINESS 

X. VAC: ORDINANCE 

Jill Manton announced that the Public Art Program staff is 
now working on the draft for the new ordinance and 



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guidelines, and that particular attention needed to be 
paid to the development of a mission statement for the 
Program. 

XI. COLLECTIONS: PIONEER MONUMENT 

Jill Manton announced that the moving of the Pioneer 
Monument had become a moot point as the architects could 
not be expected to hold up their design until the 
environmental impact report was complete. A discussion 
followed concerning the possibility of recording the 
Committee's opinion on the issue and the Committee asked 
that the issue be further explored. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1. Ordered: Motion to approve final contract payment of 

$500.00 to Genevieve Baird for conservation 
completion of the Spanish American Monument 
at Market and Delores. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Motion to approve the loan of a painting by 

Charles Griffin Farr titled: "Calla in 

Library" to an exhibition at Shasta College 

from December 15, 1990 to February 15, 

1991. 

Motion: Anne Healy 

Vote : Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Motion to approve the loan of a painting by 

Paul Bean titled "Sunset Over Paradise" to 
the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Art 
Gallery in San Jose for an exhibition from 
August 1 to September 2, 1990. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Motion to approve Carl Cheng's concepts in 

the schematic stage for the Sheriff's Work 
Furlough Project. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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5. Ordered: Motion to approve Vicki Scuri ' s concepts in 

the schematic stage for the Sheriff's Work 
Furlough Project. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Vote: 2 ayes, 1 nay 

6. Ordered: Motion to approve Doug Mollis' concepts in 

the schematic stage for the Sheriff's Work 
Furlough Project. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Motion to approve the concept and design of 

a mural by Horace Washington for the Alice 
Griffith Housing. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. Ordered: Motion to approve the concept and design of 

Miranda Bergman for a mural at he On Lok 
Senior Center. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. Ordered: Motion to approve the concept and design of 

Betsy Miller-Kutz for murals at the 24th 
Street Park. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

10. Ordered: Motion to approve the concept and design 

for a mural by Yvonne Littleton and a 
mosaic sculpture by Arthur McLaughlin for 
the Gay Support Facility. 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. Ordered: Motion to give conditional approval to the 

exhibiton titled IMPLOSION, including 
artists Hung Liu, Yolanda Lopez and Larry 
Andrews pending review and approval of 
actual work to be exhibited. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

12. Ordered: Motion to approve Chain reaction VI in 

concept for exhibit December 6, 1990 to 
January 26, 1991. 



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Motion: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

13. Ordered: Motion to approve the purchase of original 

artworks from photographers Richard Barnes 
and Robert Dawson for San Andreas I in 
coordination with artists Tim and Reiko 
Collins' concepts for San Andreas II. 
Motion: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5 : 35 pm. 

Submitted , 



Tonia Macneil 

Curator, Public Art Program 

7/27/90 



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aniey Elchelbaum 

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aniel Genera 

nneHealy 

>hn Kriken 

jbert F. LaRocca 

Tolia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1990 



A Special Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 

held on Wednesday, August 1, 1990 in the Arts Commission 

Conference Room, Suite 70, at 25 Van Ness Avenue. The 
meeting will take place at 3:00 PM . 

^ AGENDA 



I. ARTS ENRICHMENT: PIER 7 

Request to extend Fabrication Contract for Steve Gillman 
to September 15 for administrative purposes. Request for 
approval of final payment on Fabrication Contract. 
Authorization to enter into contract with Steve Gillman 
for Transportation and Installation of Artwork. 

II. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: FESTIVAL 2000 

Request for approval of Gallery Exhibition of works by 
Larry Andrews, Yoland Lopez and Hung Liu. 

Request for approval of City/Site artist and proposal for 
Festival 2000. 

III. ARTS ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE CENTER EXPANSION 
Review of artists for the "Large Wall". Selection of 
Finalists. Request for approval of: 

- budget for maquette fees and for artwork. 

- calendar for maquette pliase 

- Program Concept and timeline for Extei'ior Site. 

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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, August 1, 1990 at 3pm in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room, Suite 70, at 25 Van Ness Avenue. 

Commissioner Healy called the meeting to order at 3:15 pm. 

Roll: Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 



Anne Healy - Chair 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Nancy Boas 
Robert LaRocca 



Staff Present 



Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Tonia Macneil 
Debra Lehane 



DOGUIWENTS DEPT. 



I. ART ENRICHMENT: PIER 7 

Commissioner LaRocca, Tonia Macneil and Debra Lehane 
reported on the July 31 trip to Steve Gillman's studio to 
view the completed art work for Pier 7. Jerry Manifold, 
architect from ROMA, was also present on the visit. The 
site team agreed that the work was ready for 
transportation and installation and that the fabrication 
could be approved contingent upon the completion of the 
following details: 

1. File edges of grillwork 

2. Patch holes in granite 

3. Trim all vertical faces 

4. Complete splitting of diagonal faces to form 

continuous edge 

5. Clean and seal granite 

Final inspection for approval to pay on the fabrication 
contract will take place following the completion of all 
detail work. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve an extension of the 
Fabrication Contract to October 31 for administrative 
purposes, and to authorize the Director to enter into 
contract with Steve Gillman for the Transportation and 
Installation of the artwork. Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 




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II. ARTS ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE EXPANSION 

The Committee held a discussion of the guidelines for 
making a selection of finalists for the "Large Wall". 
Tonia Macneil reminded the Committee that the criteria for 
selection included: 

1 . That it be celebratory 

2. That it make reference to San Francisco or be produced 

by a San Francisco artist 

3. That it be produced for a maximum of $250,000 budget. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains said that most artists don't refer 
to San Francisco in their work and that "making reference" 
was too limiting. "Referring" to San Francisco could be 
an abstract such as the quality of light or the use of 
color, etc. The Commission agreed that the criteria for 
the project should be carefully worded in this matter. 

Commissioner LaRocca requested some guidance as to whether 
nationally known or emerging artists should be given 
precedence in this selection. Commissioner Healy said she 
was uncomfortable with any restriction. Commissioner Boas 
said the Committee should look at this as an opportunity 
to have wonderful art, regardless of whether the artist 
was emerging or not. 

Commissioner Healy emphasized the need for a lasting work 
of art rather than anything trendy. She reported a 
telephone conversation with the CAO, Rudy Nothenburg , who 
stressed that the Committee should not be bound by any 
deadline but should deliberate as long as necessary to get 
quality work. 

Commissioner Boas said that some artists fit into the 
$250,00 budget and some don't. She wondered whether Mr. 
Nothenburg would like to see the total budget more evenly 
divided. Commissioner Healy said that she had 
discussed that issue with the CAO and he was comfortable 
with the Committee's decision. Germaine Wong, the CAO's 
representative, said the division of the budget was the 
Committee's choice and that in fact Mr. Nothenburg liked 
the idea because it means more people will see a major 
outdoor work. 

The Committee viewed slides and materials of 38 new 
artists presented by the curatorial staff. They then 
viewed the slides of the 16 artists who had been selected 



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at the May 9th meeting. The Committee, including Germaine 
Wong from the CAO ' s office and Ronette King from Gensler 
and Associates, then cast a vote. The following artists 
received 3 or more votes on the first round: 
Hung Liu -5 Cheri Raciti -3 

Raymond Saunders -5 Oliver Jackson -3 
Ismael Frigerio -3 Manuel Neri -4 
John Valadez -3 Ellsworth Kelly -3 

Judy Pfaff -3 

A discussion followed concerning the size of the maquette 
fee and the proposal requirements. Ronette King stressed 
the need for art work which was truly site-specific. She 
reminded the Committee that the site is not a museum and 
that the selected art work should acknowledge the fact 
that Moscone Center is a public, not a private space by 
breaking out of the rigid rectangular format of a 
traditional painting. Ms. King said that the proposals 
should clearly show the relationship of the artwork to the 
site, and that the work could move beyond the flat wall to 
the side and into the lobby itself. The Committee agreed 
to a maquette fee of $4000 for each artist, which would 
cover all of the artists' expenses including travel and 
shipping . 

The Committee then agreed to reduce the number of artists 

selected for the maquette phase by taking a second vote. 

Seven artists received 3 or more votes: 

Hung Liu Ismael Frigerio 

Manuel Neri Cheri Raciti 

John Valadez Ellsworth Kelly 

Judy Pfaff 

Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve the selection of 7 
finalists (as listed above) to produce maquettes for the 
Moscone "Large Wall" and to authorize payment of a fee of 
$4000 per artist for completed maquette and proposal 
materials. Commissioner Mesa-Bains seconded. The ayes 
were unanimous. 

III. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: FESTIVAL 2000 

Jill Manton, representing the Gallery Director, Anne 
Meissner, presented slides and materials of Hung Liu and 
Yolanda Lopez and asked for approval of the artists for 
inclusion in Festival 2000. Yolanda Lopez had two ideas 
for an installation, one dealing with her son's life, and 
the other with the idea of El Camino Real. The Committee 



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agreed with Commissioner Mesa-Bains that the latter idea 
was more suited to the exhibition concept. Commissioner 
Mesa-Bains moved and Commissioner Boas seconded to approve 
the concept and art work of Yolanda Lopez and Hung Liu for 
the exhibition IMPLOSION during Festival 2000. The ayes 
were unanimous. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. Ordered: Motion to approve the extension of the 

Fabrication Contract for Steve Gillman to 

October 31 . 

Motion: Anne Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Motion to authorize the Director to enter 

into contract with Steve Gillman for the 

Transportation and Installation of the 

artwork . 

Motion: Anne Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 



3. Ordered: 



Motion to approve the selection of 
Ellsworth Kelly, Hung Liu, Ismael Frigerio, 
Judy Pfaff, John Valadez, Cheri Raciti and 
Manuel Neri to produce maquettes for the 
Moscone Center "Large Wall" and to 
authorize the payment of $4,000 each for 
completed maquettes and proposal materials. 
Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



4 . Ordered 



Motion to approve the concepts and artwork 

of Hung Liu and Yolanda Lopez for inclusion 

in the exhibition IMPLOSION for Festival 

2000. 

Moved: Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Vote: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:50 pm. 

Submitted , 

Tonia Macneil 

Curator, Public Art Program 




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AUGUST^. 1990 

A special joint meeting of the Civic Design Review 
Committee and the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Monday, August 6, 1990 at 1:30 PM at 25 Van Ness Avenue, 
Suite 70. 



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The meeting began as information only at 1:55 PM. 

ROLL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



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3ncy Boas 
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I 'rory Commission, 
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Anne Healy - Chair VAC 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 
Robert LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 



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Dennis Rumsey 
Debra Lehane 
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I. PIONEER MONUMENT 



Shortly after the start of the information presentation 
for Commissioner Kriken by Debra Lehane, Commissioners 
LaRocca and Boas arrived. 

Debra Lehane identified the purpose of the joint meeting. 
Before the Arts Commission can give serious consideration 
to the relocation of the Pioneer Monument as requested by 
the Library Commission, the Environmental Impact Report 
(EIR) must be completed. The EIR must also address the 
impact of any sites which are considered for a possible 
future site for the monument. The Joint committee was 
convened to identify proposed sites for the monument which 
would be forwarded to the Planning Commission through the 
Mayor's office for inclusion in the EIR. 

Commissioner Kriken identified the first site as a 
location within the United Nations Plaza on the Market 
Street end. The existing fountain and the Muni/Bart 
underground were identified as two possible problems. 
This site allows the monument to remain on Market with the 
already existing Victorian monuments which are located in 
different locations along Market Street. 

The next site identified was within the proposed Fulton 
(cont) 



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SPECIAL JOINT MEETING MINUTES/August 6, 1990 

I. PIONEER MONUMENT (CONT) 

Street Mall between the Asian Art Museum and the New 
Library. Specifically, the western half of the mall 
toward Larkin Street. 

Commissioner Boas identified two sites discussed at 
previous meetings. One being the southeast corner of 
Fulton and Larkin. This site would be considered if the 
Fulton Street Mall is not approved. The other site being 
an area of the Civic Center Plaza across from and 
centered on the entrance to the Civic auditorium. 

A motion which urges the Mayor to urge City Planning to 
include the site in their Environmental Impact Report was 
made by Commissioner Healy and seconded by Commissioner 
Mesa-Bains. It passed unanimously. 

II. FULTON STREET MALL GUIDELINES 

Chief Administrative Officer Rudy Nothenberg had forwarded 
to the Arts Commission for comment Urban Design Guidelines 
for the Proposed Fulton Mall . The Commissioners felt that 
the Fulton Street mall will complete an important design 
element of the Civic Center Plan and sited the AIA Study 
of the Civic Center and the Planning Commission's document 
of 1987 which both recommend this mall design concept. 

Commissioner Boas addressed questions to City Architect 
Norman Karasick and City Planner Calvin Malone concerning 
the Brooks Hall ramp. The ramp serve an important 
utilitarian function to Brooks Hall and will serve the 
future library as well. 

Commissioner Kriken requested that wording be added to the 
guidelines in regard to the ramp and any additional ramps. 
He advised that the nature of the edge treatment along the 
ramp should be incorporated into the landscape podium of 
the library. The ramp should be part of the base of the 
building with the landscape designed to diminish the 
visual impact of the utilitarian use of the ramp. 

The Commissioners also wanted language added that provided 
for following the Civic Center Master Plan in the addition 
and/or placement of monuments and statuary in the mall. 

A motion to endorse the Urban Design Guidelines with the 
addition of the commissioner's comments was made by 
Commissioner Healy, seconded by Commissioner Mesa-Bains 
and unanimously passed. 

At this time the public was invited to testify or comment. 
There was no comment from the public. (cont) 



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SPECIAL JOINT MEETING MINUTES/August 6, 1990 
III. Embarcadero Design Criteria 

Jill Manton explained the composition and process for the 
Embarcadero Design Team and her role at the meetings. 
Concern was expressed by the commissioners in how the 
information was being assembled in a piecemeal fashion 
with no overview of the design as a whole. Commissioner 
Kriken asked Ms. Manton to write a letter officially 
requesting the Embarcadero Design Team to make a 
presentation to the Civic Design Review Committee and to 
schedule a special meeting as soon as possible. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 3:10 PM. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 



1. Motion to urge the Mayor to urge City Planning to 
include in the Environmental Impact Report for the New 
Library Building investigation of four proposed sites for 
the relocation of the Pioneer Monument as listed in 
preference order: 1. United Nations Plaza on the Market 
Street side; 2. the western half of the proposed Fulton 
Street Mall; 3. the south east corner of Fulton and 
Larkin; 4. the Civic Center Plaza centered on the 
entrance to the Civic Auditorium. 

Motion: Anne Healy 
Consensus: Unanimous 

2. Motion to endorse the Urban Design Guidelines for the 
Proposed Fulton Street Mall with the request to add 
language concerning the visual treatment of the ramps on 
the street level and adherence to the Civic Center Master 
Plan in the placement or addition of monuments or statues. 
Motion: Anne Healy 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Submitted, 

Debra Lehane 
Collections Manager 

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Iwork on Bush-Polk Parking Garage. (Kevin Hagerty, 
stant Director, Parking Authority, members of Gordon 
g and Associates, Tonia Macneil ) 



II. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER: DESIGN APPROVAL 

Five minute presentations of designs and concepts for 

murals by: 

Susan Greene and students for Marshall School 

Susan Cervantes for Balmy Alley 

(Conrad Okamoto, Tonia Macneil) 



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III. SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATION CORPS: MURAL APPROVAL 

Five minute presentation of design and concept for mural 
by students of S.F.C.C. Youth Summer Program for building 
at 19th and Valencia facing Mission Park Playground. 
( McCrae Parker, Assistant Director and students, Tonia 
Macneil ) 



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JOGRAMS 

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IV. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: FESTIVAL 2000 

Request for approval of concept and design for 
installation entitled WINDFLOWERS for City/Site during 
Festival 2000, (Slobodan Dan Paich, Kathleen Kolba) 

V. COLLECTIONS: AIRPORT COLLECTION 

Request to authorize staff to appropriately relocate 
artworks in United Hub lounge. (Debra Lehane , Susan 
Pontious ) 

VI. COLLECTIONS: COIT TOWER MURALS 

Request to approve NEA grant application of S25,000 for 
restoration of second floor Coit Tower murals. (Debra 
Lehane ) 




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VII. ART ENRICHMENT: RICHMOND POLICE STATION 

Presentation of slides by selected candidates Mary 
Chomenko , Jaap Bongers and John Roloff for design of floor 
piece for the Station. Request to authorize award of 
$500.00 for design fee to the artists. (Jill Manton ) 

VI I I. ART ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE EXPANSION 

Discussion of maquette requirements for the "Large Wall." 

(Tonia Macneil) 

IX. ART ENRICHMENT: ORDINANCE REVISION 

Report on current plans and actions in relation to 
ordinance revision. (Jill Manton) 

X. ART ENRICHMENT: EMBARKADERO ART MASTER PLAN 

(Roger Barry, Jill Manton) 

XI. COLLECTIONS: GIFT POLICY 

Discussion and comments on draft of gift policy ( Debra 
Lehane ) 

NEW BUSINESS 

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AUGUST 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday, August 15, 1990 at 3 pm in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room, Suite 70, at 25 Van Ness 
Avenue . 



lAYOR 
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OMMlSaONERS 

artxira Sklar 
resident 

ancy Boos 
Ice President 

emon Alley 

aniey Elchelbaum 

m Fowler 

aniel Genera 

me Healy 

>hn Kriken 

obert F. LaRocca 

inalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

3l Y. Okamoto 

odie Rosekrans 



(OFFICIO MEMBERS 

esldents of ttie 
te Arts Museum 
yary Commission, 
annhg Commission, 
jcreatkjn and Park 
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Commissioner Healy called the meeting to order at 3:20 pm. 



Roll: Commissioners Present 

Anne Healy - Chair 
Robert LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 

Staff Present: Tonia Macneil 

Jill Manton 
Debra Lehane 
Susan Pontious 



I. 



APPROVAL OF MINUTES 



Commissioners Absent 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



for July 18, August 1 and 
August 6, 1990, Regular and 
Special Meetings. 



The minutes of the July 18, August 1 and August 6, 1990 
meetings were approved as read on a motion by Commissioner 
Boas. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The vote was 
unanimous . 



RECTOR 
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II. ARTS ENRICHMENT: BUSH-POLK PARKING GARAGE 



Artists Suzanne Wibroe, 
Pierson, Bruce Hasson, 
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Chong and Associates, 
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Shannon Shanahan, Jean Louis 
and Nandi Devam representing Noel 
roposals for art enrichment for 
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rity and representatives of Gordon 
Following questions and discussion, 

make the selection of the finalist 
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III. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER: DESIGN APPROVAL 

Susan Cervantes, Director of the Precita Eyes Muralists, 
introduced Susan Green, who presented the design for a 
mural at Marshall School at 15th and Mission. The theme 
of the mural is "My Favorite Pets". The mural will be 
painted on a wall 6' x 67' by students with the aid of the 
artists and student apprentices. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the mural concept and 
design by Susan Green at Marshall School. Commissioner 
LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

IV. MURAL RESOURCE CENTER: DESIGN APPROVAL 

Conrad Okamoto announced that Susan Cervantes had received 
an award from the Mayor's Office of Community Development 
in recognition for her efforts in the mural movement. 
Susan presented her design for a mural on garage doors on 
Balmy Alley. The mural will be complete in time for the 
re-dedication of Balmy Alley in early November. 
Commissioner LaRocca moved approval of the mural design 
and concept and Commissioner Healy seconded. The ayes 
were unanimous. 

V. MURAL APPROVAL: SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATION CORPS 

San Francisco Conservation Corps members presented the 
mural which they had designed and painted with the help of 
artists Susan Cervantes and Kim Anno. The presenters 
were: J. C. Smith, Catherine Versosa, Kysha Wallace, Alan 
Xu , Richard Chau , Derria Hogg, Deva Gautrey and Ruben 
Zaragoza. The mural depicts various images of the planet, 
moving from a polluted, dying environment to a healthy, 
balanced world, with members of the corps shown working to 
create the change. Letters from neighbors and quotes from 
passersby praising the project were read to the Committee. 
Commissioner Healy commended the corpmembers for their 
presentation, hard work, public spirit and art ability. 
She moved that the Committee approve the design and 
painting of the mural at its present location and 
expressed the hope that it remain for a long time, 
commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 



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VI. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: FESTIVAL 2000 

Artist Slobodan Dan Paich presented his proposal for 
WINDFLOWERS, an environment to be created at City/Site 
during Festival 2000. The design incorporates the 
elements of ladders and paper windmills and will be both a 
performance environment and visual experience. During the 
time of the installation, there will be 4 or more 
performances on Saturdays including a steel pan band. The 
public will not be allowed onto the site, but will see 
remnants of the performances left as ceremonial objects 
around the grounds. Commissioner Boas expressed her 
concern for the safety of performers, and was assured that 
no one would attempt to cJimb the ladders. Commissioner 
LaRocca moved to approve the proposal, and Commissioner 
Boas seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

VII. COLLECTIONS: AIRPORT COLLECTION 

Debra Lehane and Susan Pontious explained the need to 
relocate the artwork at the United Hub Lounge and their 
plans to arrange for new sites or storage for the work. 
Commissioner Boas moved to authorize the staff to 
appropriately relocate artworks from the United Hub 
Lounge. Commissioner Healy seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous . 

VI I I. COLLECTIONS: COIT TOWER MURALS 

Debra Lehane asked the Committee to approve application 
for an NEA grant of $25,000 for restoration of the second 
floor Coit Tower murals. Commissioner LaRocca moved to 
approve and Commissioner Boas seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous . 

Commissioner LaRocca was excused from the meeting at 4:45. 
The Regular Meeting was continued until August 20 at 2 pm 
due to the lack of a quoivun, however Commissioners Healy 
and Boas remained for informal discussion of items IX, X 
and XI . 

IX. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: PROPOSAL APPROVAL 

Kathleen Kolba and Glen Helfand from the Gallery asked the 
Committee to approve the concept of a Preservation of 
Expression Time Capsule to be intered outside the Gallery 
for 5 years in solidarity with groups around the country. 



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There will be an open call for materials to fill the box, 
which will be buried during a ceremony in the first week 
of September. Commissioner Healy asked that the 
coordinators identify the exact location of the burial and 
the source of funding before returning to the Committee 
for final approval. 

X. ART ENRICHMENT: RICHMOND POLICE STATION 

Jill Manton presented slides and proposals of Mary 
Chomenko and Jaap Bongers as candidates for the design of 
a floor piece in the Richmond Police Station. Peter Wong, 
project architect, was present to explain the building 
plans and the current status of the project. The budget 
for the project is $14,000, and the area under 
consideration is a 4'x 4' space just inside the main 
entrance. A discussion ensued as to the best use of the 
funds and possible alternative sites. The Commissioners 
expressed considerable interest in the artists working 
with a larger 6' x 6' floor space in an interior lobby 
area. Both Commissioners present agreed to award both 
artist candidates a fee of $500.00 for a design proposal 
pending approval by the other members of the Visual Arts 
Committee . 

XI. ART ENRICHMENT: EMBARCADERO ART MASTER PLAN 

Roger Berry presented the Embarcadero Art Master Plan in 
its current status. He asked the Commissioners to comment 
and add their concerns about the project. The Master Plan 
will define where and how the Arts Commission and other 
agencies might involve artists in the Embarcadero area. 
Mr. Berry defined the pedestrian areas as the most 
significant art opportunities. He stated that the history 
of the area will provide an important conceptual base for 
artists, and that he would recommend establishing a team 
including an historian, a visual/graphic artist and a word 
artist to help viewers visualize what the past was like, 
commissioner Boas urged that the new plan retain the old- 
fashioned, unreconstructed parts of the City, including 
the architecture of the 20's, 30's and 40's, as well as 
the historic and modern elements. Mr. Berry identified a 
number of major potential sites for art work within the 
plan, but stated that the major opportunity was for the 
interstices between buildings, where people would become 
aware of the water. As the obvious points of rest along 
the promenade, each of these areas could be a unique 
event, and the Arts Commission should work to see that the 



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necessary fiidnding and planning elements are in place to 
allow this to happen. Commissioner Healy noted that the 
sense of space and openness in these areas should be 
maintained, rather than filling the space. She suggested 
that those areas be considered as a single project, 
perhaps handled by a design team. No decisions or actions 
were taken. 

The DiscMission concluded at 7:00 pm. 



The Regular Meeting was reconvened on Monday, August 20, 
1990 in the Arts Commission Conference Room, Suite 70, at 
25 Van Ness Avenue. 

Commissioners Present: Anne Healy, Chair 

Robert LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains arrived at 2:45 pm. 

Commissioner Healy called the meeting to order at 2:15 pm. 

XI II. ART ENRICHMENT: BUSH-POLK PARKING GARAGE 

The Selection Panel discussed the selection of an artist 
for Bush-Polk Parking Garage, each member presenting their 
choices and giving reasons for their decision. The 
panelists uniformly praised the artists for their 
proposals and presentations. The unanimous decision of 
the Panel was for the concept and design of artist Bruce 
Hasson. Commissioner Healy moved to approve the selection 
of Bruce Hasson to produce art work for the Bush-Polk 
Parking Garage and to authorize the Director to enter into 
contract with him for an amount not to exceed $60,000. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

XIV. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: PROPOSAL APPROVAL 

The Committee reviewed the Preservation of Expression 
proposal and were satisfied that their concerns were 
addressed. Artist Michael Brown exhibited the actual 
capsule, a box of wood and copper. Commissioner Healy 
moved to approve the proposal to inter the capsule at 
City/Site on September 9, 1990. Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 



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XV. ART ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE EXPANSION 

Tonia Macneil presented a rough draft of a prospectus to 
be sent to the 7 finalists for Moscone Art Enrichment. 
She also informed the Commissioners that Manuel Neri had 
concerns about the scope of the project and his ability to 
be involved in it . The Commissioners urged staff to make 
the project parameters as flexible as possible to enable 
Mr. Neri to participate. 

XVI. ART ENRICHMENT: AIRPORT EXPANSION 

Susan Pontious reported that sFie had met with Jason Leung 
and had had preliminary discussions regarding the airport 
expansion. Leung tiad estimated that the art enrichment 
budget would be approximately 20 million dollars. 
Pontious suggested that the Public Art Program should 
undertake a masterpJan for the art enrichment that would 
allow the development of a program that would be 
responsive to an ever-changing environment. She also 
suggested that the plan look at both art enrichment and 
the airport exhibitons program as there may be areas where 
the two programs can cooperate to mutual benefit. Within 
a year the Airport will be hiring an architect and 
construction will be complete in 5 years. Pontious said 
that the changes being proposed in the art enrichment 
ordinance would allow for flexible programming at the 
airport, including temporal, non-static presentations. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains recommended that the airport 
exhibitions staff be included in any initial discussions 
about the master plan. Commissioner Healy said that there 
was definitely interest on the part of the Committee 
regarding a master plan. 

The meeting was adjourned at 3:05 pm. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1. Ordered: Motion to approve design of mural by Susan 
Green for Marshall School at 15th and 
Mission Streets. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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2. Ordered: Motion to approve design of mural by Susan 

Cervantes for Balmy Alley. 
Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Motion to approve mural designed with the 

help of Susan Cervantes and Kim Anno and 
painted by members of the San Francisco 
Conservation Corps and to allow the mural 
to remain at its present location. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Motion to approve the proposal of artist 

Slobodan Dan Paich for installation 

entitled WINDFLOWERS at City/Site during 

Festival 2000. 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Motion to authorize staff to appropriately 

relocate artworks for United Hub Lounge at 
San Francisco International Airport. 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Motion to approve NEA grant application of 

$25,000 for restoration of second floor of 
Coit Tower Murals 
Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Motion to approve selection of artist Bruce 

Hasson to produce artwork for Bush-Polk 
Parking Garage and to authorize the 
Director of the Arts Commission to enter 
into contract with him for an amount not to 
exceed $60,000. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. Ordered: Motion to approve Arts Commission Gallery 

proposal for internment of Preservation of 
Expression Time Capsule at City/Site on 
September 9, 1990. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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There being' no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:35 pm . 



Submi tted , 






Tonia Macneii 

Curator, Public Art Program 



8/28/90 



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ly and County 

San Francisco 




Van Ness Avenue 

Ite240 

in Francisco, CA 94102 

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VISU AL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

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^/ MINUTES 

4^SE PTEMBER 19. 1990 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual 
v>7as held on Wednesday, September 19, 1990 
Arts Commission Conference Room, Suite 70 
Avenue . 



OCT ' 4 1990 



Arts Committee 
at 3 pm in the 
at 25 Van Ness 



^YOR 
fAgnos 



Commissioner Healy called the meeting to order at 3:08 pm 



DMMISSIONERS 

irtx3ra Skier 
asldent 

artcy Boos 
;e President 

»mon Alley 

3nley Elchelbaum 

Ti Fowler 

anlel Gertera 

me Healy 

ihn Kriken 

)bert F. LoRocca 

Txalla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

)l Y. Okarrxjto 

xjle Rosekrarts 



Roll 



Commissioners Present 

Anne Healy - Chair 

Robert LaRocca 

Nancy Boas 

Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Dodie Rosecrans (Visitor, non-voting) 



Staff Present: Tonia Macneil 

Jill Manton 
Debra Lehane 
Susan Pontious 



OFFICIO MEMBERS 

gsldents of the 
» Arts Museum 
Hory Commission, 
inning Corryrtlsslon, 
creation and Park 
jmmlsskjn 



I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES of August 15, 1990 meeting 

The minutes of the August 15, 1990 meeting were approved 
as read on a motion by Commissioner Boas. Commissioner 
Mesa-Bains seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 



SECTOR 
aire N. Isaacs 



OGRAMS 

s Festivals 
' /te Art Colectkxi 
I dc Design Review 
I Ighbortxxxl Arts 
I PS Symphony Concerts 
I dIIc Art Program 
I set Artists Ucerues 



!>e430 

i e-Local Partnership 

« i-554-9677 

< House 

' ^554-9679 



' s Commissfon GaiJery 
' I Grove Street 
'►^554-9682 



II . PROJECT REVIEW 

Steven Vettel and T 
235 Pine Associates 
"Ohlone Sculpture" 
block of Commercial 
the proposed sculpt 
tile cone with imag 
first residents, th 
long standing inter 
researched their hi 
shape is reminiscen 
Ohlone, according t 
the appropriateness 



NEW BUSINESS 

: 500 BLOCK OF COMMERCIAL STREET 

amara Thomas presented a proposal of 

to place a Joan Brown piece entitled 
in the public right of way of the 500 

Street. Ms. Thomas showed drawings of 
ure, which will be a 7 ' tall ceramic 
ery and symbols relating to the areas 
e Ohlone people. Joan Brown has had a 
est in tlie Ohlone, and has thoroughly 
story and use of symbols. The cone 
t of the sweat houses built by the 
o the artist. The Committee discussed 
of the site and requested that 




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attention be paid to the piacem^nt the sculpture so that 
it should not appear overcrowded. Commissioner Boas moved 
to accept the proposal of Joan Brown for an art v>7ork in 
the 500 block of commercial Street. Commissioner Mesa- 
Bains seconded. Commissioner Healy abstained. There were 
3 ayes. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

III. COLLECTIONS: FINAL PAYMENT 

Request to approve the final payment of $500.00 to Jim 
Bernstein upon submittal and acceptance of San Francisco 
International Airport Permanent Art Collection 
Conser\a t i on Sur\ey. 

IV. PUBLIC ART: PROGRESS PAYMENT 

Progress payment authorization to the Explorator ium for 
San Bruno Art Enrichment. 5% witliheld for final payment. 

V. PUBLIC ART: PROGRESS PAYMENT 

Request for approval of final payment on the Fabrication 
Contract for Pier 7 Art Enrichment. 

The consent calendar was approved on a motion by 
Commissioner Boas and a second by Commissioner Mesa-Bains. 
The ayes were unanimous. 



OLD BUSINESS 

VI. PUBLIC ART: AIRPORT: NEW INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL 
Susan Pontious asked the Committee to approve the program 
guidelines and a preliminary budget for Art Enrichment at 
the New International Terminal at the Airport. She 
explained that the architects will be hired by the airport 
to begin the master plan stage in January or February and 
that the Public Art Program should have an approved draft 
outline of the art program and an artist on board by that 
t ime . 

The budget for Art Enricliment at the Airport will be about 
$20 million. Until the bond issue is passed next year, 
the available fiuiding is tlie $200,000 remaining in the art 
enrichment budget from the previous expansion. There is 
no restriction on the use of those funds within the 
Airport Art Enricliment Program. 



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Susan explained that the reason for hiring an artist in 
the master planning phase was to identify areas of 
opportunity for art works, and to look for innovative ways 
to use art in a fluctuating environment. A model for this 
process is the work Roger Berry is doing on the 
Embarca(iero . It may also be useful to bring in other 
consultants to the project at. this point to get expert 
advise and help in deAe loping budgets, sequencing and 
administration of this massive project. 

It was suggested that delciils of the program expenditures 
should be worked out in the future rather thati at this 
time. Commissioner Healy moved to approve the $200,000 
btidgel in principal, with line times to be authorized at 
future meetings. Commissioner Mesa-Bains seconded. The 
Ayes were unanimous. 

Chairperson Healy appointed Commissioner LaRocca liason to 
the Airport Art Enricliment Committee. The Committee 
unanimously approved the appointment. In addition, the 
Chair asked that Commi ss ionei- Rosecrans be informed of all 
meetings and proceedings in relation to the project. 
Commissioner Healy moved and Commissioner Boas seconded to 
authorize the seai'ch for an artist for the master planning 
process. The ayes were unanimous. 

Commisioner Rosecrans departed at this time. 

VII. PUBLIC ART: MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER 

Tonia Macneil asked the Committee to approve the Request 
For Qualifications for candidates to design a major 
environmental art work for Howard Street adjacent to the 
Moscone Center lobbies. The RFQ also serves as the 
guidelines for the project. There is an opportunity in 
the next few months to work with the Redevelopment Agency 
architects and artist on tiie surface design of a 26' x 40' 
wall next to Moscone II. The Committee agreed, however, 
that the treatment of the \>7all was a secondary opportunity 
rather than an obligation for the artist. Bill Carney of 
the Redevelopment Agency explained his agency's schedule 
and the possibilities for interaction. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains described the concerns of the 
Verba Buena Cultural Center for a multi-cultural and 
family oi-ientation and asked that those concerns be 
addressed in this project as well. Commissioner Boas said 
that the art work should be oriented to pedestrians as 
well as those in vehicles, and that the area would be used 



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mostly by adult conventioneers and tourists. Germaine 
Wong of the CAO's office reminded the Committee that any 
design must have the approval of the Traffic Department 
and programming staff of Moscone as well as any other 
agencies concerned with the site. 

Commissi onei' Healy suggested that a symposium be convened 
of all players in the Moscone area to review the 
architectural plans and to discuss programming, and it was 
determined that the Redevelopment Agency would be the 
proper host of sucli an event. Following a discussion 
concerning the process of selecting guest curators, it was 
determined that in future, staff would present a pool of 
candidates as well as staff recommendations to the 
Committee. Commissioner Healy moved that the Committee 
approve the Request for Qualifications and invite Helene 
Fried to be the guest curator on the project. 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous. The first review of artists materials will be 
held on Monday, November 5th at 12 noon. Lunch will be 
served. Staff \v/iil present a selection of the invited 
artists to the Committee for their review. 

VIII. PUBLIC ART: NEW SHERIFF'S FACILITY 
Susan Pontious presented the project architects and Vicki 
Scuri and explained that Civic Design has given Phase II 
approval for the architectural plans. Each of the three 
artists proposals were described: 

Doug Mollis has designed a ceramic frit treatment for the 
exterior curved gJass wall to create an undulating, "fog" 
effect, as well as metallic screening for the roof top 
mechanicaj. luiits, which, when overlapped, will create a 
'moire' pattern above the roof line. 

Carl Cheng proposes sun-lit atriums in the interior of the 
building for small-group and individual use. The atriums 
will be lit by skylights controlled by a heliostat to 
maximize the amount of light entering the wells. Cheng 
also proposed inserting translucent but semi-opaque 
windows into the otherwise solid back wall to bring more 
light into the building. 

Vicki Scuri has designed a paving treatment for the lobby 
and exterior of the building, based on the pattern of the 
sheriff's star and acting as a series of tile 'throw rugs' 
to unify and define various areas of the building's 
interior and exterior. A (iiscussion followed concerning 



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the limits of the tile area and various surface 
treatments. Susan explained to the Commissioners that 
while Scuri presented suggestions for the interior pod 
walls during the conceptual design phase, it was decided 
that her treatment was too expensive for the benefit 
gained. When asked if there would be other interior 
works, she replied tliat she hoped so; that the project was 
in Engineering cost analysis and when that was complete 
she would have a better idea what funds remain. However, 
the major interior statement would be the light wells. 

Commissioner Boas asked that Carl Cheng investigate the 
possibility of increasing the ability of inmates to see 
out of the building. Commissioner Healy moved to approve 
the Design DevelopmeTiL FMiase and to authorize proceeding 
with working drawings and final design development for tlie 
project. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were 
unanimovis . 

Commissioner LaRocca departed at 5:00 pm. 

IX. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: GALLERY PROCEDURE 
Jill Manton, acting for the Gallery Director, Anne 
Meissner, distributed materia] to the Committee, including 
a list of the members of the Gallery Advisory Committee, a 
list of objects interred in the "Time Capsule" and an 
article from the Examiner about the Capsule. A discussion 
followed concerning the makeup of the gallery committee 
and their role and commitment. It was felt that the 
Director should take a stronger curatorial role and that 
new goals and methods for the gallery should be defined. 
The questions to ask are: what is the goal of the 
Committee in relation to the Gallery? What should the 
relationship be? A larger issue to address is the 
question of autonomy vs. independence. There is a 
continuing probJem of the short time-frame and 
insufficient materials presented to the Committee for 
their consideration. These questions should be addressed 
at a special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee which 
the Gallery Director should set up. 

X. PUBLIC ART: NEW LIBRARY ART ENRICHMENT 
Jill Manton gave a status report on the artists' 
involvement with the new library, explaining that Nayland 
Blake and Alice Aycock ha\e met with architects James 
Freed and Cathy Simon. /\nne Hamilton will meet with the 
architects soon, along with Anne Chamberlain, who will be 



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working witli Anne Hamilton through a private arrangement 
between themselves. 

It has not been possible to communicate with Lothar 
Baumgarten directly, instead one must speak to his dealer, 
Marian Goodman. It is important that a representative of 
the Public Art Program be at the next meeting with Lot}iar 
and the arcliitects in Ne\v York on October 1 to ensure that 
the collaborative relationship which was originally 
intended for this project is carried out. The Committee 
agreed that If the artist is unable to participate in such 
a relationship, then he should be removed from that part 
of the project and be brought in if future funding is 
available . 

Norm Kai-asick, City Architect, met with Jill, informing 
her that the New Library is $10 to $20 million over 
budget. 2% of the budget has been allocated for art work, 
which amounts to about $1.8 million. Jill explained that 
the Art Commission cannot make a decision on cooperating 
with the library in resolving their budget problems until 
the artists have generated some ideas. 

A discussion was held on the issue of the murals currently 
hanging in the old library. The architects are 
tentatively interested in relocating the Panama Pacific 
murals but are not as interested in the Piatzone murals. 
The Committee asked staff to research what decisions or 
directives they had made on the subject in the past. 
Chairperson Healy asked Commissioner Boas to work with 
Debra Lehane to develop a plan to relocate the murals and 
to make a presentation to the architect, James Freed, with 
appropriate documentation. 

XI. PUBLIC ART: KEZAR STADIUM 

Susan Pontious announced that the artist Allen Fleming has 
finally been able to get bonding to complete his project. 
The contract has been divided into two parts, and the 
bonding company will issue two bonds for $34,000 each. 
Once the first part is completed, the bonding company will 
be exonerated from that bond and only be responsible for 
the second. 

Susan explained that this problem could be avoided in the 
future if the design phase of projects could be completed 
in time for the drawings do go out with the bid package to 
the general contractor. Then the contractor could arrange 



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bonding for- the artist or other subs as part of the 
const rvict Ion package. 

The design for the gates has been approved by a certified 
engineer, the locking mechanism has been approved by Jim 
Lucy and DPW has approved all of the calculations 
associated with the project, so the project is ready to 
go. However, so many montJis have been lost in getting 
bonding that fabrication will have to go like clockwork to 
be complete by the March deadline. 

A discussion followed concerning the ongoing problem of 
bonding for artist projects. Staff is still seeking 
creative solutions to this issue. 

XII. PUBLIC ART: SAN ANDREAS WATER TREATMENT PLANT 
Tonia Macneil ga\'e a brief synopsis of the two major ideas 
being developed by artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto for 
the San Andreas site. After four months of gathering 
information on this very complex project, the first idea 
is to produce a book similar to that created for the 
Headlands telling the story of the 19,000 acre San Andreas 
Watershed area which is a unique urban wilderness. The 
book wou](] combine history of water treatment, natural 
history and current technology as seen through the eyes of 
tlie dedicated caretakers of the system. It would 
empliasize the uniqueness and delicate nature of the system 
and serve to justify the continued maintenance of the 
watershed as an inaccessible wilderness. 

The second idea, which was endorsed by the Committee, 
involves the use of water plants to create a complete 
natural water treatment system on the site, alluding to 
the riparian habitat of the Watershed from which we draw 
water. The system would be a complete loop, using the 
clean water to grow trees, fish and/or insects, and 
recycling the old water through cleansing plants such 
bullrushes and water hyacinths. The artists would work 
with water system experts to create a functioning, low- 
maintenance environment with accompanying text and 
graphics as needed. 

XIII. PUBLIC ART: EMBARCADERO ARTS MASTER PLAN 
Jill Manton asked the Committee to authorize the staff to 
apply for an NEA grant to implement the Embarcadero Art 
Master Plan developed by Roger Berry. She also reported 
on Roger's presentation to the Technical Advisory 
Committee for the Embarcadero, explaining that many 



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members of the committee found the proposal vague and 
undefined because it lacked specific artists' proposals. 
She said that she would be attending another meeting of 
the Technical Advisory Committee to the project and urged 
members of the Committee to attend. Commissioner Boas 
moved to authorize the application for a grant, 
Commissioner Healy seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

XIV. PUBLIC ART: ART ENRICHMENT ORDINANCE 

Jill Manton described the meeting of the Public Art staff 
with Cal Malone, the Chair of the Capital Improvements 
Advisory Committee, concerning the revision of the 
ordinance. She said his response was favorable, 
particularly as he believes that art should be integrated 
into the architecture and site. He felt that the scope of 
the capital improvements and the language about pooling of 
funds should be studied more closely, and that staff 
should have ample justification for the 20% administrative 
fee. Staff will now be holding workshops and meeting with 
department heads to get their input. Susan Pontious has 
written a rational for the new ordinance which she will 
distribute. The ordinance will not be introduced to the 
Board of Supervisors until the new Executive Director has 
been hired. 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains suggested that the Committee 
should hold a special meeting to discuss the ordinance 
when that is appropriate. 

XV. PUBLIC ART: MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER (Continued) 
Tonia Macneil gave a brief presentation of public art 
projects in which artists had designed whole environments. 
She showed examples of urban environments in which paving, 
lighting, signage, planting and sculptural 

elements had been conceived of as an integrated whole, 
which is the concept tlie Committee has proposed for the 
exterior of Moscone Center. The Committee will forward 
their suggested candidates to staff. Commissioner Healy 
requested that staff contact landscape architects and 
architects as well as artists for this project. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. Ordered: Motion to accept the design and 

installation plans of Joan Brown for an 
artwork to be placed in the 500 block of 
Commercial Street. 
Moved: Nancy Boas 



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Vote: 3 ayes, 1 abstention 

2. Ordered: Motion to approve the final payment of 

$500.00 to Jim Bernstein upon submittal and 
acceptance of San Francisco International 
Airport Permanent Art Collection 
Conservation Survey. 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Motion to authorize progress payment to the 

Explora tor ium for San Bruno Art Enrichment. 
5% to be witheld for final payment. 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Motion to approve final payment to Steve 

Gillman on Fabrication Contract for Pier 7 
Art Enrichment. 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Motion to approve $200,000 budget for 

master plan phase of the new International 
Terminal with line items to be authorized 
at future meetings. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Motion to appoint Commissioner LaRocca as 

Airport liaison. 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Motion to authorize the search for an 

artist to work of the master plan of the 
new International Terminal. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. Ordered: Motion to accept the Request for 

Qualifications and to invite Helene Fried 
to be guest curator for the Moscone Center 
Outdoor project. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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9 . Ordered 



Motion to approve the Design Development 
Phase and to authorize proceeding with 
working drawings and final design 
development for the New Sheriff's Facility 
Art Enrichment. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



10. Ordered 



Motion to authorize staff to apply for an 
NEA grant for the implementation of the 
Embarcadero Arts Master Plan 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned 
at 5:45 pm. 



Submi t ted , 




CPAAJK^ 




Tenia Macneil 

Curator, Public Art Program 



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city and County 
of Sop^anclsco 





„;^^ISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1990 
25 Van Ness Avenue <;<:;<:::>' 

Suite 240 'C^ 

San Francisco. CA 94102 The Regular Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 

held on Wednesday, September 19, 1990 in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room, Suite 70, at 25 Van Ness Avenue. The 
meeting will take place at 3:00 PM . 



VlAYOR 
\rtAgno$ 



AGENDA 



I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES August 15, 1990 



:OMMISSIONERS 

Jartxira Sklar 
'resident 

Jancy Boos 
/ice President 

/emon Alley 
itanley Elctiellxium 
;im Fowler 
)anlel Genera 
\nne Healy 
lotin Kriken 
tobert F. LaRocco 
\malla Mesa-Balrs, Ph.D. 
(al Y. Okannoto 
Jodie Rosekrans 



X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'residents of ttie 
Ine Arts Museum 
Ibrary Commission, 
'lanning Commission, 
'ecreatlon and Park 
"ommisslon 



'IRECTOR 
:k]ire N. Isaacs 



ROGRAMS 

.rts Festivals 

.'Mc Art CoNectksn 

Mc Design Review 

elgtibortxxjd Arts 

OPS Symptiony Concerts 

ubilc Art Program 

Teet Artists Licenses 



Jlte430 

3te-Local Partnership 

15-554-9677 

rtHouse 

15-554-9679 



rts Commlsston Gallery 
>5 Grove Street 
15-554-9682 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

II. COLLECTIONS: FINAL PAYMENT 

Request to approve the final payment of $500.00 to Jim 
Bernstein upon submittal and acceptance of San Francisco 
International Airport Permanent Art Collection Conservation 
Survey. ( Debra Lehane ) 

III. PUBLIC ART: PROGRESS PAYMENT 

Progress payment authorization to the Exploratorium for San 
Bruno Art Enrichment. 5% withheld for final payment. (Jill 
Manton ) 

IV. PUBLIC ART: FINAL PAYMENT 

Request for approval of final payment on the Fabrication 
Contract for Pier 7 Art Enrichment. (Tonia Macneil ) 

OLD BUSINESS 

V. PUBLIC ART: MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER 

Progress Report in Moscone Large Wall, coordination of 
schedules for walk through of Moscone sites. Presentation 
of guidelines for Moscone Exterior, review of successful 
projects treating street environments. (Germaine Wong, CAO's 
Office, Tonia Macneil) 

VI. ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY: GALLERY PROCEDURE 

Request for a special meeting to review gallery procedures 
vis-a-vis the Visual Arts Committee. (Anne Meissner) 

VII. PUBLIC ART: NEW LIBRARY ART ENRICHMENT 

Progress Report (Jill Manton) 

VIII. PUBLIC ART: SHERIFF'S FACILITY 

Approval of Design Development Phase; approval to proceed 
with working drawings and final design development. 
(Vicki Scuri , Carl Cheng, Doug Hollis, Susan Pontious) 




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IX. PUBLIC ART: AIRPORT: NEW INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL 

Review of proposal outline for proceeding with Art 
Enrichment Master Plan. (Susan Pontious) 

X. PUBLIC ART: KEZAR STADIUM 

Progress report on the bonding/contractual process. (Susan 
Pontious ) 

XI. PUBLIC ART: SAN ANDREAS WATER TREATMENT PLANT 
Review of preliminary design concepts being developed by Tim 
Collins and Reiko Goto. (Tonia Macneil) 

XII. PUBLIC ART: EMBARCADERO ARTS MASTER PLAN 

Request for authorization to apply for an NEA grant for the 
implementation of the Embarcadero Arts Master Plan. (Jill 
Manton ) 

XIII. PUBLIC ART: ART ENRICHMENT ORDINANCE 
Progress report on status of ordinance revision (Jill 
Manton ) 

NEW BUSINESS 

XIV. PROJECT REVIEW: 500 BLOCK OF COMMERCIAL STREET 

Review of Proposal by Joan Brown for installation of art 
work entitled "Ohlone Sculpture." (Steven Vettel , Tonia 
Macnei ) . 



ADJOURNMENT 



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Clly and County 
of San Francisco 




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25 Van Ness Avenue 

Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

(415)564-9671 



;^ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 1990 
3 p . m. \. 
Arts Commission Conference Room 
Suite 70, 25 Van Ness 



OCT ^ 2 1990 

PUBLIC LIBi-umy 



WVYOR 
Art Agnos 



Please note: time schedule for agenda items is only an 
approximation. Agenda items may actually be heard earlier, 
or later than estimated. The committee may also change 
the order of appearance. 



COMMISSIONERS 3:00 



Jartxjra Sklar 
'resident 

^arx:y Boas 
/ice President 



3:05 



/ernon Alley 

Stanley Eichelbaum 

dm Fowler 

)anlel Genera 

Vnne Healy 

lotin Krlken 3:50 

tobert F. LaRocca 

Xrrxalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

tai Y. Okanrwto 

Oodle Rosekrans 



4:00 



iX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

'residents of ttie 
Ine Arts Museum 
ibrary Commission, 
'tanning Commission, 
recreation and Park 
Commission 



^^ 



G E N D A 



I. Approval of Minutes; Sept, 19, 1990 

OLD BUSINESS 

II. Collections: Goddess of Democracy 
Proposal for the patination color of statue 
Presenter: Tom Marsh ( Debra Lehane ) 

III. Gallery: Exhibitions Schedule 
Preliminary plans for exhibitions schedule 
for 1990-91 season. (Anne Meisner) 

IV. Art Enrichment 

San Andreas Water Treatment Plant (Tonia 
Mcneil; Visitors: Tim Collins, Reiko Goto) 

I. Progress Report 

II. Request to authorize interim payment of 
$6,000 for design of art work at San 
Andreas Water Treatment Plant 



•IRECTOR 
:iaire N. Isaacs 



4:15 



ROGRAMS 

irts Festivals 

:ivlc Art Collection 

:Mc Design Review 

lelghborhood Arts 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

ubiic Art Program 

hreet Artists Ucenses 4:20 



Jite 430 

ate-Locai Partnership 

15-554-9677 

rtHouse 

15-554-9679 



rts Commisston Gallery 
S5 Grove Street 
15-554-9682 



V. Art Enrichment: Sheriff's Facility 
(Susan Pontious ) 

Request for contract modification for Doug 
Hollis to reimburse him up to $1,500 for the 
fabrication costs of a 1/4 scale model of the 
north facade window screen. 

VI. Art Enrichment: Airport (Susan Pontious) 

1. Review of RFP for Airport Master plan 

2. Set date for applicant review 

3. Planning workshop 

a. Approval of budget 

b. Review of potential participant 
list 

c. Authorization for staff and 
Committee liaison to make final 
selection of participants. 




4:45 



VII. Art Enrichment: 

Progress Report 



Library (Jill Manton) 



4:55 VIII. Art Enrichment: Embarcadero (Jill Manton) 

Progress Report 

5:05 IX. Art Enrichment: Skilled Mental Health 

Nursing Facility (Susan Pontious) 
Progress Report 

NEW BUSINESS 

5:15 X. Rainforest Mural Project 

Presenter: Emmanuel Montoya (Tonia Mcneil) 
Approval of mural design for the old 
firehouse at Oak and Divisidero; tribute to 
Chico Mendez ; sponsored by Rainforest Action 
Network and Earth Island Institute. 

5:25 XI. San Francisco Beautiful Mural 

Presenter: Pleasant Carson (Tonia Mcneil) 
Approval for mural design for wall at Golden 
Gate and Stanyon. New mural will replace 
mural at that site. Sponsored by Middle 
Passage Visual Arts Workshops. 

5:35 XII. Photography Exhibit at Water Dept. 

Presenter: David Miller, photographer (Tonia 
Mcneil ) 

Request by John Mullane, General Manager of 
Water Dept. for committee to approve 
photography exhibit by David Miller at the 
lobby of 425 Mason Street. 

5:50 XIII. VAC meeting schedule: Confirmation of 
upcoming meeting schedule. 

6:00 XIV. Adjournment 



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Please note: time schedule for agenda items is only an 
approximation. Agenda items may actually be heard earlier, 
or later than estimated. The committee may also change the 
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Collections: Goddess of Democracy 
Proposal for the patination color of statue 
Presenter: Tom Marsh ( Debra Lehane ) 

Gallery: Exhibitions Schedule 
Preliminary plans for exhibitions schedule 
for 1990-91 season. (Anne Meisner) 

Art Enrichment 

San Andreas Water Treatment Plant (Tonia 
Mcneil; Visitors: Tim Collins, Reiko Goto) 

I. Progress Report 

II. Request to authorize interim payment of 
$6,000 for design of art work at San 
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V. Art Enrichment: Sheriff's Facility 
(Susan Pontious) 

Request for contract modification for Doug 
Hollis to reimburse him up to $1,500 for the 
fabrication costs of a 1/4 scale model of the 
north facade window screen. 

VI. Art Enrichment: Airport (Susan Pontious) 

1. Review of RFP for Airport Master plan 

2. Set date for applicant review 

3. Planning workshop 

a. Approval of budget 

b. Review of potential participant 
list 

c. Authorization for staff and 
Committee liaison to make final 
selection of participants. 




4:50 



VII. Art Enrichment: 

Progress Report 



Library (Jill Manton) 



5:00 VIII. Art Enrichment: Embarcadero (Jill Manton) 

Progress Report 

5:10 IX. Art Enrichment: Skilled Mental Health 

Nursing Facility (Susan Pontious) 
Progress Report 

5:20 X. Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station (Jill 
Manton) Progress Report 

NEW BUSINESS 

5:30 XI. Rainforest Mural Project 

Presenter: Emmanuel Montoya (Tonia Mcneil ) 
Approval of mural design for the old 
firehouse at Oak and Divisidero; tribute to 
Chico Mendez; sponsored by Rainforest Action 
Network and Earth Island Institute. 

5:40 XI. San Francisco Beautiful Mural 

Presenter: Pleasant Carson (Tonia Mcneil) 
Approval for mural design for wall at Golden 
Gate and Stanyon. New mural will replace 
mural at that site. Sponsored by Middle 
Passage Visual Arts Workshops. 

6:00 XII. Photography Exhibit at Water Dept. 

Presenter: David Miller, photographer (Tonia 
Mcneil ) 

Request by John Mullane, General Manager of 
Water Dept. for committee to approve 
photography exhibit by David Miller at the 
lobby of 425 Mason Street. 

6:10 XIII. VAC meeting schedule: Confirmation of 
upcoming meeting schedule. 

6:15 XIV. Adjournment 



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'^MINUTES FOR VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
'^OCTOBER 22, 1990 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts 



Von Ness Avenue 
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1 Francisco, CA 94102 Committee was held on Monday, October 22, 1990 in the 
Arts Commission Conference Room, Suite 70, at 25 Van 



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Commissioner Healy called the meeting to order at 3:40 
p.m. 

Roll: Commissioners present: 



iMMISSIONERS 

bora Sklar 
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icy Boos 
3 President 

non Alley 
■iley Elchelbaum 
Fowler 
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Y. Okamoto 
tie Rosekrarts 



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Idents of ttie 
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3ry Commission, 
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Anne Healy, Chair 
Robert LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 
Amalia Mesa-Baines 



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Debra Lehane 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 

I. Approval of Minutes of Sept. 19, 1990 meeting 

The minutes of Sept. 19, 1990 meeting were 
approved as read on a motion by Commissioner Boas. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The motion was 
approved unanimously. 

II. Collections: Goddess of Democracy 

Tom Marsh presented the Committee with three 
different patina colors for the Goddess of 
Democracy: green, bronze, and with a coating of 
white epoxy paint. He said that the green or 
bronze patina maintenance requirement was yearly 
cleaning and coating. The white epoxy required 
less maintenance and was graffiti resistant. 

The recommendation of the Goddess of Democracy 
Committee was the white epoxy. Commissioner Healy 
reminded Marsh that part of the agreement when the 
piece was approved was that the patina be either 
green or brown. Marsh said he realized that, but 
in light of new evidence, i.e. the maintenance 
issue, he was asking the Committee to reconsider. 




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He said that the Goddess of Democracy Committee does 
have a maintenance fund, under the administration of 
Park and Recreation Dept. Debra Lehane said that 
Park and Recreation will work order the maintenance 
to the Art Commission. 

Artist Ruth Asawa spoke on behalf of the white 
epoxy . She said that the artists' opinion (of what 
color the coating should be) should be respected 
over the opinions of others. 

Commissioner Mesa-Baines said that the issue was 
very complex because this was not an original work 
of art, but an interpretation of an art work done by 
others. In considering whether to accept the gift, 
the Commission had to consider many issues, and did 
compromise where they could. But the reasons for 
not approving the white patina were the problems of 
vandalism the city has experienced in the past and 
issues of scale and dominance. 

Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve the green 
patina; Commissioner Mesa-Baines seconded. Motion 
was approved unanimously. 

Tom Marsh asked that the Art Commission request the 
working drawings for the planters as soon as 
possible so that they can determine the precise 
location for the sculpture. He can't design the 
pedestal until he gets the drawings. Debra Lehane 
said that the drawings probably won't be sent to us; 
Tom Marsh should work directly with Deborah Lerner 
from the Dept. of Park and Recreation. 

Marsh reported that Carl Worth of the Walnut Creek 
Civic Center Gallery has requested to show the 
bronze casting in January. Marsh said that he was 
certain that the Portsmith Square site would not be 
ready by then, so he would like the Committee's 
blessing on exhibiting the piece in Walnut Creek. 
The Committee agreed. 

III. Gallery 

Anne Meissner made a presentation of her preliminary 
exhibitions schedule for the San Francisco Art 
Commission Gallery. She said that this 
presentation was purely informational; she would 
come back later with slides. Current plans include: 



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Chain Reaction VI in January; Neo -Medieval ism in 
Feb/March; _a two/three person show in April/May; 
a show of fabricated photographs for May/July; and a 
show coordinated with the outdoor City Site exhibit 
for July/August. The gallery would be closed for 
Sept. She is also planning 3 City Site projects 
throughout the year if funding is secured. 

The Committee expressed the desire to know more 
about the members of the Advisory Board, 
particularly in regard to multi-cultural 
representation. Anne Meissner said that she had 
supplied them with a list, but that they were adding 
five new people. Commissioner Healy recommended 
reviving the idea of a joint meeting. Commissioner 
Mesa-Baines said that she would like to explore the 
role of the gallery, perhaps consider doing some 
exchange shows. 

Meissner said that she would love to do that, but 
that they would have to look at the problems of 
staffing, their facilities and security. She would 
also like the Committee to understand that their 
budget was very low, and that they were able to 
operate because she had secured so many in-kind 
donations . 

IV. Art Enrichment: San Andreas II. 

Tonia Macneil reviewed the history of the project 
for the Committee. The artists were selected last 
April. At their Sept. 19th meeting, the Committee 
approved the artists concept for a hydroponic 
sculpture. This plan was enthusiastically endorsed 
by the UEB (Utilities Engineering Bureau) project 
manager and Water Treatment Plant staff. However, 
when UEB presented the project to the Water Dept . 
upper management, the project was not approved. 

Independently, the Water Dept. General Manager, John 
Mullane, has requested money for paintings for Hetch 
Hetchy. He was unaware that the Commission had 
moved ahead and involved artists already. He has 
agreed to meet with the artists and review their 
concepts. In the meantime, work has come to a stop 
on the art project. Nonetheless, Macneil emphasized 
the need to pay the artists for their work thus far. 



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Jill Manton reported that John Mullane expressed 
concern about placing art in a facility with so 
little public access; he thinks that Hetch Hetchy 
administrative offices might be more appropriate. 
Manton said that the artists may need to modify 
their concepts for a different site, although the 
intent of the ordinance is to commission work for 
the site that generates the funds. She said that in 
the future top level management should be involved 
regardless of the recommendations of sub-management. 

Commissioner Healy said that the Committee would go 
on record supporting the artists' concept as 
conceived for San Andreas, and directed staff to 
proceed with setting up a meeting with John Mullane 
and the artists. Members of the Visual Arts 
Committee who are able will also attend. Steve 
Leonard, the water quality manager, should also be 
asked to attend to share his concerns. 

Commissioner Mesa-Baines moved to approve an interim 
payment of $6,000 to Tim Collins and Reiko Goto for 
the design of the artwork. Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. The motion was approved unanimously. 

V. Art Enrichment: Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious requested that the Committee approve 
a contract modification of $1,500 for Doug Mollis to 
cover material costs for constructing a 1/4 scale 
model of the ceramic frit design for the windows on 
the north facade as requested by Civic Design. 

Commissioner Boas moved to approve the contract 
modification of $1,500. Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. The motion was approved unanimously. 

VI. Art Enrichment: Airport 

Susan Pontious reported that Jason Yuen, our contact 
at the airport, has asked us to slow tlie selection 
process down so that it occurs after the completion 
of the Environmental Impact Study, due to be 
completed in the next couple of months. After the 
EIR report, he will go to the Airport Commission and 
request permission to hire artist planner and 
architects etc. He said that we can go ahead and 
solicit artists. Application deadline has now been 
extended to November 30th. 



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Pontious presented the idea of having some 
workshops directed at the arts plan. The panelists 
would be selected to compliment the skills of the 
lead consultant and paid a modest fee to 
participate , 

The Committee reviewed the draft of the RFQ. 
Commissioner Mesa-Baines suggested adding language 
about looking at the airport's social and cultural 
environment: it is not just about transportation, 
but also about an encounter with world culture. 
Commissioner Healy requested that the requirement 
for providing references be deleted. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the RFQ as 
edited. Commissioner Boas seconded. The motion was 
unanimously approved. 

V. Art Enrichment: Embarcadero 

Jill Manton reported that we are in receipt of Roger 
Berry's final Arts Plan for the Embarcadero. The 
various components of the Arts Plan will be 
approved by the Arts Commission, PUC Project 
Manager, the CAO's project manager and Doug Wright, 
Deputy Mayor of Transportation. 

For those aspects of the plan that call for 
integrated art work, we need to get the artists on 
board and have proposals by February in order to 
coordinate with the production of the working 
drawings for the South Embarcadero. She requested 
permission to proceed with the artist selection 
process . 

Manton said that she does not yet have a funding 
commitment, but to be timely she needs to proceed 
with the South Embarcadero Projects. These include 
the interpretive signage, the Ribbon Project, the 
Muni-Metro Portel Project and the Gateway at 2nd and 
King Streets. Doug Wright and Peg Divine are going 
to PUC to request the funds for modest proposal fees 
for the artist teams. She said that she needs to 
have specific proposals to sell the project and get 
final funding commitments. 

Roger Berry's plan also addressed "out of scope" 
projects that are not fundable through the 



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Waterfront Transportation Projects or the City 
because they are on Cal Trans or Redevelopment 
property. In the coining months, she will be workinj 
with the Visual Arts Committee to explore ways to 
encourage these agencies to include artists in the 
projects under their direction. 

In response to a question by Commissioner LaRocca, 
Peg Divine explained that for construction, the 
project is being divided into four sections. They 
are as follows: 

South Embarcadero; Folsom and 3rd and King. 
Construction should begin a year from now. 

North Embarcadero: Broadway and N. Columbus St. 

King St. : 3rd and 6th 

Mid-Embarcadero ; Folsom and Broadway 



The Committee expressed the conce 
the project down into sections fo 
purposes, that the _continuity of 
lost. Commissioner Mesa-Baines s 
ensuring that we maintain a wholi 
project is in how we structure it 
artists should meet with each oth 
suggested that the artists' scope 
monthly informational meetings wi 
the city's project designers. Co 
clarified that these meetings wou 
only. 



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Manton reported on the next step of the project. 
Bechtel has finished their work and most of their 
recommendations have been accepted. The work now 
goes back to the city. Between now and February, 
the project will be reviewed by Civic Design, BCDC 
and the Port Commission, who will vote on the design 
criteria. 

She also wanted to clarify an issue brought up at 
the last meeting regarding to whom the urban 
contract will be let. The project is not under the 
contract of DPW , who does the design development, 
but under the CAO ' s office. The CAO's office will 
serve as the "watchdog" to make sure that the 



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project design fulfills the criteria established and 
is true to the drawings. So if certain materials 
were approved, that is what one would expect to see 
specified . 

Commissioner Boas left the meeting at the end of this 
agenda item. 

VI. Art Enrichment: Mental Health Facility 

Svisan Pontious referred to her written progress 
report submitted to the Committee. She summarized 
saying that the artists had presented their 
preliminary concepts for the complex. Because the 
exterior deadlines were first, those ideas were more 
developed. It was the concern of the Project 
Manager, Phyllis Harding, that the exterior plans 
would eat up too much of the budget, and that there 
wouldn't be enough funds left to adequately treat 
the interior. _ 

Pontious reported that the artists had been directed 
to develop a project budget for both the interior 
and exterior to help bring the two phases into focus 
and that this was due on Nov. 5th. 

VII. Mural Project; Rainforest Project. 

Emmanuel Montoya presented his design for a mural 
for the old firehouse at Oak and Divisidero. The 
mural is a tribute to Chico Mendez and is sponsored 
by the Rainforest Action Network and the Earth 
Island Institute. Susan Pontious said that the Art 
Commission had received a letter from the Fire 
Commission confirming that they had approved the 
design and the site at their October 9th meeting. 

The Committee comments were generally very 
favorable; they did recommend that the artist work a 
little more on some of the transition areas on the 
right side. 

Commissoner LaRocca moved to approve the design. 
Commissioner Healy seconded. The motion was 
unanimously approved. 

VIII. Exhibit at Water Dept . 

David Miller requested approval for an exhibit of 
works on paper at the lobby of the Water Department 



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at 425 Mason St. Commissioner LaRocca moved 
approval of the exhibit. Commissioner Mesa-Baines 
seconded. The motion was approved unanimously. 

IX. Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton read the Committee a letter from 
Patricia Johanson regarding requests from the 
engineers hired by Clean Water to produce working 
drawings indicate which items in her design can be 
omitted in case the project is over budget. The 
Clean Water Department does not want to hold up the 
construction of the project while they raise more 
money for these items. The artist expressed grave 
concern over the future of these "deduct alternates" 
given that department's past support of the project. 
She said that the project is already being 
constructed out of the cheapest possible materials, 
and most of the more interesting features have 
already been removed. If any more is deducted from 
the project, she said that her name can also be 
removed, or the project should not be built at all. 

Manton said that she had talked to the city attorney 
earlier in the year when the Commission voted to 
rescind Phase III Design approval. At that time, 
the city attorney's advice was not to pursue the 
issue because the decision to separate the artist's 
design from the project design had been made with 
the Art Commission Director's consent. 



The Committee went on record taking 
against further changes of the arti 
They directed Manton to pursue the 
with the city attorney, and to have 
back before the Committee so that t 
could approve the materials being u 
artist's project. They also direct 
look into the possibility of having 
specify the contractor for the proj 
that its construction is true to th 
design. Manton said tliat this is s 
under a so-called "genius contract" 



a strong stand 
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the artist 
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X. Art Enrichment: Library 

Jill Manton reported that Lothar Baumgarten had met 
with the architects in New York and that the meeting 
had gone well. A discussion ensued regarding the 
basic fee structure for this first phase. Manton 



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reported that the Commission and the architects had 
specified that all the artists would be paid the 
same base rate with additional travel expenses. 

Marianne Goodman ( Lothar Baumgarten's 
representative ) said that the artist usually gets a 
$200,000 design fee. She also suggested that John 
Caldwell act as curator to help facilitate the 
implementation of Baumgarten's project. The 
Committee rejected both of these suggestions and 
stressed that this was a civic project, subject to 
equity of distribution and public scrutiny. Under 
tliese circumstances Lothar Baumgarten will be paid 
the same fee as the other participating artists. 

XI. November Meeting Date 

Since the next regularly scheduled meeting of the 
Visual Arts Committee would fall on November 21st, 
the day before Thanksgiving, the Committee 
considered whether or not to reschedule. It was 
decided that the meeting would be held as scheduled 
as long as there was a quorum. 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m. 

Motions and Reports: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the Sept. 19, 1990 minutes 
Moved: Nancy Boas 

Approved: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval of the green patina color for the 
Goddess of Democracy statue in Portsmith Square. 
Moved: Robert Larocca 

Approved: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Approval of interim payment of $6,000 to 
Tim Collins and Reiko Goto for the design of an 
artwork for the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. 
Moved: Amalia Mesa Baines 

Approved: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: A contract modification for Doug Hollis of 
up to $1,500 to cover material costs for the 
creation of a 1/4 scale model of the ceramic frit 
design for the north facade of the New Sheriff's 
Facility . 

Moved: Nancy Boas 



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Approved: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Approval of RFQ as edited for the artist 
to develop an arts master plan for the proposed new 
international terminal at the San Francisco Airport. 
Moved: Anne Healy 

Approved: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Approval of the design of the Rainforest 
Mural Project proposed for the old firehouse at Oak 
and Divisidero (sponsored by the Rainforest Action 
Network and Earth Island Institute). 

Moved: Robert LaRocca 
Approved: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Approval of exhibit proposed by David 
Miller for the Water Department at 425 Mason St. 
Moved: Robert LaRocca 

Approved: Unanimous 

Respectfully Submitted: 



^^iAj^^'^^'^ 



Susan Pontious 
Curator 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

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2 PM. 
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AGENDA 



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xalka Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

1 Y. Okamoto 

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I. ART ENRICHMENT: 



MOSCONE CENTER 



First Review of slides of candidates for Moscone Outdoor 
Project. Discussion of project goals, decision as to 
number of finalists, proposal fees and proposal 
requirements. Selection Panel: Members of the Visual 
Arts Committee, Helene Fried. Advisors: Germaine Wong, 
CAO's office; Ronette King, Gensler and Associates. Also, 
Bill Carney, Redevelopment Agency. 
(Tonia Macneil) 

II. Adjournment 



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INUTES FOR^ISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
NOVEMBER 14, 1990 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, November 14, 1990 at 2pm at Moscone Center, 
Room 264, at 4th and Howard Streets. 



The meeting was called to order at 2:10 pm, 



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Roll 



Commissioners Present 

Anne Healy-Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Robert LaRocca 



Commissioners Absent 
Amalia Me^a-Bains 



Staff present 



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Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 

ART ENRICHMENT: 



DOCUMErJTS DEPT. 

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MOSCONE CENTER 



The Selection Panel for the Moscone Outdoor Site, 
consisting of members of the Visual Arts Committee and 
Helene Fried, guest curator, met to begin reviewing 
candidates for the project. Also present as advisors to 
the panel were Germaine Wong from the CAO*s Office, 
Ronette King from Gensler and Associates and Bill Carney 
from the Redevelopment Agency. Tonia Macneil gave a short 
overview of the site and goals of the program, stating 
that the general focus of the artwork would be to create a 
sense of arrival, a 'gateway' to Moscone Center and 
secondarily, to the Yerba Buena Gardens. A discussion 
followed concerning details of the site, the budget, the 
appropriate number of finalists, proposal requirements and 
timeline . 

The Committee generally agreed to select up to 5 finalists 
who would receive a briefing in early January and submit 
conceptual proposals consisting of drawings or a model, 
and a description including materials, budget, 
subcontractors and timeline. The proposals will be 
reviewed at the end of February. A budget for artists' 
fees will be finalized at the November 28 Visual Arts 
Committee meeting. 




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A list of the candidates presented during the screening is 
attached . 

The Panel asked that several candidates be brought forward 

for further review at the second screening which is 

scheduled for December 12, 1990. Those were: 

Vito Acconci 

Andrea Blum, MICA-TV 

Michael Davis, Mineko Grimmer, Richard Turner, Richard 

Thomas 

R.M. Fischer 

Ida Kohlmeyer, Stephen Bingler ^ 

Paul Kos, Delaney and Cochran 

Andrew Leicester 

Clyde Lynds 

Daniel Martinez, Renee Patropoulis, Rodger White 

Mary Miss 

Eric Orr, Larry Bell, David Robinson 

Martha Schwartz 

Alexis Smith 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:40pm. 
Submitted , 



Tonia Macneil 

Curator and Coordinator 

Public Art Program 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 



NOVEMBER 28, 1990 



Van Ness Avenue "'-i^^^ 

Ite 240 

n Francisco, CA 94102 „ . . ,,-. i,,, , ^.^ 

15)554-9671 Commissioner Healy called the meeting to order at 2:40 

p.m. 



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itbara Sklar 
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me Healy 

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ibert F. LaRocca 

rxalla Mesa-Bains. Ph.D. 

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)dle Rosekrarts 



OFFICIO MEMBERS 

ssldents of the 
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Roll: Commissioners present: 
Anne Healy, Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Robert LaRocca 

Staff present: 

Margie O'Driscall 
Debra Lehane 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 



SECTOR 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

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I. Art Enrichment: San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

John Mullane, General Manager of the Water Dept . 
attended the meeting to express his concerns 
regarding an art enrichment project at the San 
Andreas Water Treatment Plant, and to discuss whether 
or not funds generated by San Andreas could be used 
at another Water Department site. 



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Tim Collins, one of the artists selected by the Art 
Commission for the project, made a presentation of 
the project concepts he and Reiko Goto had 
developed. They had come up with two major ideas: 1) 
a hydrophonic sculpture for the San Andreas site, and 



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2) a book about the plant, the water processes 
carried out there, and the adjacent water shed area. 

John Muilane stressed that his concerns regarding the 
art enrichment project for San Andreas in no way 
reflected on the quality of the artists' proposal, 
but was based soley on his concerns regarding access 
so the San Andreas site, and his reluctance to place 
a major artwork in a location where very few people 
would see it. He proposed the Hetch Hetchy site as 
being more appropriate because of its relationship to 
the entire water system, or the possibility of 
locating Collins 's and Goto's proposal at another 
water department site that had better public access. 

However, he expressed interest in the book idea since 
it could be distributed to a wide audience, thereby 
resolving his concerns about the limited audience at 
the San Andreas plant. In a discussion about whether 
or not the book would fulfill the requirements of the 
ordinance, Manton reported that it was the City 
Attorney's opinion that it would, since the book 
would be directly associated with the site, i.e. it 
would be directly about the link between the 
technological processes at the site and the pristine 
watershed area. 

Muilane said that the department already had a book 
on the history of the watershed, and asked if Collins 
and Reiko's book would compliment it. Collins 
replied that he had read the existing book and met 
with the man who had written it. The existing book 
was a history, while what he was proposing was 
something that explored the relationship of the 
technology to the wilderness watershed from a variety 
of perspectives. Tonia Macneil said that the book 
would lay out all the ways in which this relationship 
could be understood: from a engineering standpoint, 
ecological, social, etc. 

Commissioner Healy said that while she personally 
preferred the hydrophonic sculpture proposal, Mr. 
Muilane' s preferences would be considered very 
seriously by the Committee. She said that Collins 
and Goto's book proposal would be an incredible tool 



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for linking the intellectual, conceptual and 
pragmatic processes of the plant. 

Mullane said that he would take the book idea back to 
his staff and get back to the committee with a 
response to this idea. 

He also asked that the Committee consider relocating 
the Joseph Slusky sculpture, which is currently 
installed at the Millbrae Water Facility. The 
Committee requested that this issue be put on the 
agenda for the next meeting. 

II. Approval of Minutes for Oct. 17, 1990 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the minutes, 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It was so moved. 

III. Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station 
Harold Coffee, the General Manager for the San 
Francisco Clean Water Project presented the plans for 
the materials that will be used to execute Patricia 
Johanson's design for the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

Ribbon Worm: Air blown mortar; purple color 
integrated into the material. The form will be 
rounded so that it will have a 3-dimensional quality. 

Snake Head: Planted in plant materials designated 
by the artist. Landscape plans are not available 
yet . 

Snake Body: Plexi-paint will be used to achieve 
the red and yellow color. Life of the material is 
approximately 15 years. Commissioner LaRocca wanted 
to be sure that the artist was aware of the fact that 
there would be a line between the two colors. 

Petroglyph: Cast concrete. The depression would 
fill would water when the area was irrigated or it 
rained. 

Butterfly Pavilion: Armature created from steel pipes 
twisted and welded at each bend. The work will be 
done by the General Contractor. Construction 
documents have 3-dimensional coordinates. The 



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armature will be covered by mortar or fiberglass. 
The asphalt underneath will be aqua and Passion Vines 
and Blood Trumpet Vines will be planted to grow over 
the trellis. 

The design includes "vine pockets" and automatic 
irrigation. 

Coil and Tail: In the coil and tail areas, there is a 
change in materials from plexi-paint to gunite. The 
area becomes 3 -dimensional with a rounded surface 
that rises about 4 ft. There is a arch about 1 1/2' 
above the ground between the large coil and the tail 
coil . 

Commissioner LaRocca stressed that a mock-up should 
be made of the gunite procedure to ensure that the 
color matches the plexi-paint. 

Break between the two sections of the snake: Mr. 
Coffee explained that this is where the shell fish 
beds had originally been planned. The current design 
has been approved by the artist. 

Jill Manton stated that the artist had written the 
Commission a letter stating that further deletions in 
the project were not acceptable to the artist. Mr. 
Coffee asked what if the bids for the project came in 
over and above the available funds? It was stressed 
that the artist should be involved in all discussions 
and decisions regarding potential changes or 
deletions in her project due to budget concerns. 

Mr. Coffee stated that construction of the art 
project would be a separate bid from the general 
construction. Work on the project could begin as soon 
as the present contractor completed work 
(approximately 1 year from now). 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the materials for 
the project contingent on the following: 

1 ) That the Committee and the artist see and 
approve all matei'ials samples 



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2) That the Committee see and approve the landscape 
plans 

3 ) That the Committee see and approve a mock-up of 
the tail and arbor 

4) That the artist approves all material samples, 
construction documents, and is included in all 
discussions and decisions regarding any project 
deductions necessitated by funding shortages. 

5) That the artist supervise the construction to 
ensure the correct and sensitive interpretation 
of her work (especially in terms of the arbor 
and Ribbon Worm. 

Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It was so moved. 

IV. Collections: Gift of bronze fawn 

Debra Lehane reported that a gift of a bronze fawn, 
valued in excess of $5,000, had been made to the 
Department of Recreation and Parks from the estate of 
Michael Taylor. The department had identified a 
suitable site for the gift in the Japanese Tea 
Garden. 

Commissioner Boas moved to approve the gift for the 
Japanese Tea Garden. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. 
It was so moved. 

V. Gallery 

1. "Dark Ages" exhibit, planned for Feb. 7 - Mar. 
23, 1991. 

Ann Meissner presented the artists being 
proposed for an exhibit that had as its theme 
artists whose work made reference to the Middle 
Ages, either in iconography or subject matter. 
She presented the slides of the following 
artists: Peter Edlund, Kit Cameron, Jeffrey 
Bauer, Aline Mare and Cristina Emmanual . 

Commissioner Boas suggested that Meissner also 
look at the work of James Rosen. 



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The Committee stressed that they also wanted to 
see visual representations of the actual work 
that the artists were proposing for the gallery. 

Commissioner Healy moved for approval of the 
exhibit subject to seeing the artist's 
proposals. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It 
was so moved. 

2. Jurors for "Exploration City Sites" 

Ann reported tliat she had confirmation from two 
of her jurors for the program, Rene Pritikin and 
Gyongy Laky. She did not yet have confirmation 
from her third proposed juror, Paul Kos. 

She also reported that she was waiting to hear 
about the dispensation of grants submitted to 
L.E.F. Foundation and the National Endowment for 
the Arts. 



VI, Art Enrichment: Richmond Police Station 

Lt . Thomas Suttmeier and Peter Wong, the project 
architect, joined the Committee to review proposals 
for a floor piece submitted by Jaap Bongers and Mary 
Chomenko . 

Jaap Bongers submitted three design proposals for the 
central circle, as well as designs for a smaller 
piece at the entry way. The main piece would be 
executed in granite and bronze, and the small work in 
sandblasted granite. 

Mary Chomenko presented a design that she proposed to 
execute in bronze, ceramic tile, and marble. 

The Committee, Lt . Suttmeier, and Mr. Wong concurred 
in their selection of the "circle contained in a 
square" design submitted by Jaap Bongers. 

Commissioner Healy moved to accept the "circle in a 
square" design submitted by Jaap Bongers with the 
stipulation that the Committee see the design in the 
actual colors the artist is proposing. It was also 
suggested that the artist re-consider relationship 



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between the circle and the square, and the 
relationship of the entire design to the surrounding 
tile. 

Commissioner Boas seconded. It was so moved. 

VII. Art Enrichment: Library 

Jill Manton made a report on the artists' conceptual 
design ideas for the library. 

Ann Hamilton: Ann Hamilton and Anne Chamberlain are 
proposing to treat the wall and floor surfaces of 
various rooms so as to create a context for each 
room. One idea being considered is to press text 
into a wall fresco so that it would read like an 
erased poem. It was suggested that the artists cpuld 
meet with community groups to select the text. 

Commissioner Boas said that there is such a debate 
right now in the educational community regarding what 
constitutes literature, that community meetings on 
this could be a free for all. She suggested that 
perhaps it would be better if the artists selected 
the text. 

The artist had also experimented with writing on 
carbon paper and placing it between glass, which the 
architects loved. The artist is currently 
researching if there is a way to make this effect 
permanent . 

Other areas of consideration include the transition 
between the entry and the library. Commissioner 
LaRocca suggested that the artists might also 
consider something that goes out of the library to 
the walkway. 

Nayland Blake: Nayland Blake is considering the 
stairway as a sculptural form on which he will 
inscribe the names of literary greats. 

Alice Aycock: Alice Aycock is proposing a design for 
the pedestrian bridge that leads to the technology 
room. She is also designing a stairway and a lattice 
over the bridge. Jill Manton and the architects 



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found the lattice too complicated and asked the 
artist to reconsider the design. 

Lothar Baumgarten: The artist has made a very- 
preliminary proposal for exploring the nature of a 
book and putting it into the flooring. The 
architects liked the general concept, but it still 
needs a lot more work. 

The Committee asked about feed-back from the 
architects regarding Lothar Baumgarten' s 
participation; Manton said she had written the 
artist at their request insisting that he had to be 
available to meet with them. She has not received a 
reply to her letter. 

Manton said that she felt that all the artists were 
working out on the project except for Lothar 
Baumgarten, whose participation was still 
problematic . 

Manton reported that preliminary cost estimates for 
the project would be ready by the end of December. 

She reported that the architects wanted Ann Hamilton 
to have a model made for her proposal by their model 
maker. The cost would be $1,000; Manton requested 
that the Art Commission pay for the model out of the 
art budget for the project. The Committee felt that 
the artist should pay for her own models out of her 
design fee. 

It was suggested that Rudy Nothenberg and Norm 
Karasick be invited to view the models before we 
negotiate for the final art enrichment budget. 
Manton reminded the Committee that we also wanted to 
reserve some funds to purchase work by multi-cultural 
artists . 

VIII. Art Enrichment: Market Street Master Plan 

The design team has requested an increase in the 
budget for producing the master plan brochure from 
$7,000 to $14,000. The Committee said that they 
would have to see what the team was proposing before 
they could consider this increase. 



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Manton also requested that the Market Street Design 
Team's contracts be extended until the end of April. 
Commissioner Healy so moved; Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. It was so moved. 

IX. Art Enrichment: Moscone Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that there is not as much 
money for the project as she had been led to believe. 
She said that according to the accountant's latest 
figures, there is a considerable discrepancy in the 
funds actually available for Moscone II artwork and 
what had been originally projected. She had 
understood that there was $850,0000 in unexpended 
funds designated for art enrichment alone. However, 
according to Raymond Wong's figures, there is a total 
of $802,487 available for expenditure. This leaves a 
discrepancy of approximately $50,000. 

$224,000 has been allocated for the painting on the 
Large Wall. This leaves a total of $578,487 
available for the outdoor site, including design 
fees. 

She reviewed several scenario's regarding the cost of 
the design phase. It was agreed that the most cost 
effective plan was for the artists to make a single 
visit for briefing and interview. Their proposals 
would be presented by the staff at a later time. It 
was also agreed that the Committee would have a goal 
of selecting 3 teams as finalists; each team would be 
paid an honorarium of $3,500 plus transportation. 
Macneil said that she would also work with Germaine 
Wong to try and get transportation and the hotel 
rooms either donated or at a reduced rate. 

The Committee directed Macneil to inform the artists 
that there may be $50,000 less than originally 
thought for the project; Margie O'Driscoll should be 
informed of the discrepancy and Raymond Wong should 
track the expenditure of these funds immediately. 

Macneil reported that the scheduled Dec. 12th meeting 
conflicts with the Street Artists' meeting, so the 
next Moscone meeting will have to be scheduled 
earlier, (12-4 p.m.), or at another location. 



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X. Art Enrichment: Airport 

Susan Pontious reported that the Planning Department 
has not yet reviewed the Environmental Impact Report, 
so we are still waiting to be able to proceed 
further. 

She spoke about her concern that the Airport's 
Director of Exhibitions, Elsa Cameron, be included in 
the planning process for the new terminal. She asked 
the Committee to affirm that they would like Elsa 
Cameron to participate as a team member in the 
planning process, to serve as a guest curator in the 
selection of the artist for the master plan, and that 
they would consider exploring the possible mutual 
benefit of some shared resources between our program 
and the airport exhibitions program. The Committee 
confirmed that they would like to have Elsa Cameron 
participate in these ways, and to develop a better 
working relationship between her program and ours. 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the Oct. 17, 1990 minutes 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Approved: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: To approve the materials for Patricia 
Johanson's art enrichment project at the Sunnydale 
Pump Station contingent on the following: 

1 ) That the Committee and the artist see and 
approve all materials samples 

2) That the Committee see and approve the landscape 
plans 

3 ) That the Committee see and approve a mock-up of 
the tail and arbor 

4) That the artist approves all material samples, 
construction documents, and is included in all 



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discussions and decisions regarding any project 
deductions necessitated by funding shortages. 

5) That the artist supervise the construction to 
ensure the correct and sensitive interpretation 
of her work (especially in terms of the arbor 
and Ribbon Worm. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Approved: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: To approve a gift of a bronze fawn donated 
from the estate of Michael Taylor for the Japanese 
Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Approved: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: To approve the artists (Peter Edland, Kit 
Cameron, Jeffrey Bauer, Aline Mare and Cristina 
Emmanual ) proposed for an exhibition entitled "Dark 
Ages" at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery 
contingent on the Visual Arts Committee reviewing 
their actual proposals for the show. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Approved: Unanimous 

5. To accept the "circle in a square design" svibmitted 
for the Richmond Police Station by Jaap Bongers with 
the stipulation that the Visual Arts Committee see 
the design in the actual colors that the artist is 
proposing . 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Approved: Unanimous 



Submitted 



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ART ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE CENTER 

1. Report on status of Moscone "Large Wall" project, 
Selection of date for Review of Proposals. 

2. Discussion of goals and vision for the site. 

3. Review of new materials of approximately 30 
candidates . 

4. Review of candidates previously selected. 

5. Selection of finalists. 



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The Select j on Panel for the Moscorie Exterior Site, 
(Consisting of the members of the Visual Arts Committee and 
Helene Fried, guest cui^ator, met to continue reviewing 
candidates fop the ]->ro.ject. Also present as advisors were 
Germaine Wong from the CAO ' s office, and Ronette King from 
G e n s ] e r and Assoc i. a t e s . 

Tonia Macneil i-epoided that the list of candidates for the 

"Large Wall" iiok included G artists and that she expected 

to hear from Anno Kohs 2'egarding Manuel Neri's 

a\ai ] al) i 1 i ty . Members of the Committee had visited the 

Large Wall earlier in the day, and they requested that 
staff encourage tiie finalists to consider extending their 

treat. ment to the walls perpendicular to the Large Wall and 
above the escalator's. 

On January 30, 1991 the Committee will meet to select the 
finalist foi- the large Wall. 

Tonia Macneil atul GeT-maine Wong gave a brief summary of 
iheir conversat ions u'ith members of agencies who will be 
impacted by the outdoor art, enrichment, including Dick 
Sliaff, General Manager of Moscone Center and Jack 
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\'ifiilofs Hni'pan. Nf>|ps of those meeting's are on file. 

A hri-^t (i i scus"^ i on f o 1 ! o\-"e'i concerning the pane'l's image 
of ai^p tojM- i a t e ai t\.oik for I tie site. Tlie following ideas 
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Ilf^ tViiuH T':^\ ieu'fMl Idle \vc.)rls of 42 candidates and selected 
for f n t t he ?• study: 

Stephen Antoiialios and team 

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Please note: the time schedule for agenda items is only 
an approximation. Agenda items may actually be heard 
earlier, or later, than estimated. The Committee may also 
change the order in which items are heard. 

3:00 I. Approval of Minutes 

A. November 14th Special Meeting 

B. November 28th Regular Meeting 

3:05 II. Art Enrichment: Library; Jill Manton 

Visitors: Nayland Blake, Ann Hamilton, Ann 

Chamberlain, James Freed, Cathy Simon, Jennifer 

Page, Russ Abel 

Presentation of artist proposals by: 

Nayland Blake 

Ann Hamilton and Ann Chamberlain 

Alice Aycock (presented by James Freed) 

4:00 III. Collections: Debra Lehane 
Visitors: John Mullane 

Consideration of a request to relocate the Joe 
Slusky . 

4:15 IV. Art Enrichment: San Andreas II: Tonia Macneil 
Visitors: Tim Collins, Reiko Goto, John Mullane 

A. Request to approve conceptual design 
proposal by Tim Collins and Reiko Goto. 

B. Discussion of request by John Mullane for 
approval of 2nd art work. 



4:45 V. Gallery: Anne Meissner 

Presentation of exhibit proposals by Peter 
Edlund, Cristina Emmanual and Aline Mare for 
"Dark Ages" exhibit 



e430 5:00 VI. Art Enrichment: Moscone; Tonia Macneil 

!g^j7°^«"^'P Progress Report 

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Progress Report 

Commission Gallery 
Grove Street 

-554^682 5:30 VIII. Art Enrichment: Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious 



Request to extend the design contracts of Vicki 
Scuri , Doug Hollis, and Carl Cheng by 1 month. 

5:15 IX. Art Enrichment: Kezar Stadium; Susan Pontious 

A. Request to approve contract modification 
for Alan Fleming to change payment schedule 
from 1 final payment of $18,750 after the 
completion of the work to provide for an 
interim payment of $15,250 and a final 
payment of $3,500. 

B. Request to extend Alan Fleming's contract 
to April 15, 1991. 

C. Request to approve reimbursing Alan Fleming 
$537.75 for Bureau of Building Inspection 
plan check. 

5:30 X. Art Enrichment: Mental Health Facility 
Susan Pontious 

1. Request to approve application to the 
California Arts Council for Artist-in- 
Residence grant of $9,000 

2. Request to approve AIR artist 
recommendation made by program planner 
Mildred Howard. 

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Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 



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Approval of Minutes for Nov. 14 th and 28th committee 
meetings . 

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Art Enrichment: Library 

Jill Manton introduced the presenta 
designs developed for the Library b 
Nay land Blake, and Alice Aycock. S 
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represented a progress reiiort, not 
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ideas would have to be further lefi 
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imply that onto the surface of the walls. The 
artists see their proposal as a journey from the 
phenomena and origins of text to its specific meaning 
and its expression in stories. 

The artists focused on three rooms, the Reading Room, 
the Scholar or Rare Books Room, and the Map Section. 
Hamilton said that they had been somewhat 
overambitious in trying to touch every surface. Two 
things link ideas thematically , one is the notion of 
mapping and the notion of a journey through time, and 
the other is the system of language. There is also a 
sequence to what the artists have developed, and that 
evolves from origin of language as sound that gets 
translated into an expression in alphabet and written 
language . 



Main Entrance: 

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The artists are working with the 
o see if the space could be 
cused to reflect back the voices and 

entering the library. They propose 

surfaces of the ceiling vault and 
Id focus the sound into the center of 

alcoves on either side of the lobby 
as "whispering galleries" allowing 
ite sides of the entry to carry on 

The intent of this aspect of the 
provide a transition from the spoken 
tten word. 



They propose that the f 
(James Freed interjecte 
scheduled to be terrazz 
diagrams the sound wave 
sandblasted onto the fl 
pictographic language s 
different alphabets wou 
investigating ways that 
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loors be gray or black slate, 
d that they are currently 
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s within the space would be 
oor, along with a pattern of 
ystems. A variety of 
Id be used. The artists are 

the alphabets could be 
arious directions different 
could be decoded. 



The walls would have rubbings from typeset on vellum 
embedded into the plaster. It should convey the idea 
of layering story over story, the text not 
necessarily readable. The velum sheets would form a 
continuous surface. James Freed said that this would 
be a durable surface and it would be sealed. 



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Reading Room: The artists propose the idea of 
"opening a book" as the thematic concept for the 
room. The walls would use the same technique of 
embedding text in plaster. They would use as text 
transcripts from the library's collection of the oral 
histories of immigrant journeys to San Francisco. 
The artists are also exploring the idea of embedding 
actual typeset into tablets. The floor would be 
sandblasted with a radiating map pattern with an 
overlay of text, possibly the opening lines of 
selected literature. 

Map Room: The artists plan to have reproductions of 
maps from the library's collection embedded into the 
plaster, which would have an aqua tint. These would 
be overlayed with personal "place maps" developed as 
a part of community workshops that would tap 
participants' understanding of their neighborhood. 
The thresholds of the room will be sandblasted with 
the radiating lines of the globe and inscribed with 
place names derived from the oral histories in the 
Reading Room. Commissioner Mesa-Baines said that 
following that notion of personal mapping is the 
notion of different cultural expressions of body 
mapping . 

Scholar's Room: The Scholar's Room contains rare or 
limited edition books and collections that have been 
donated to the library over the years. The artists 
have pared the idea of circulation and distribution, 
which is the central activity of a public library, 
with the idea of a book as a precious object and 
ownership and connoisseurship , which takes things out 
of circulation. The walls would be embedded with 
sepia prints of pages from books in the Grabhorne 
Collection. Forming a dense grid on the wall, these 
pages will become the background for engraved 
bookplates mounted in gilded frames and centered on 
each of the pages. 

Commissioner Boas suggested that a lot of the 
information that the artists are looking for in terms 
of personal histories 2 already exists in the library 
collection. She suggested that it might be better to 
use the material that exists, rather than to try to 
get it from community workshops. 



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The artists said that part of their intent with the 
community workshops was to have people participate so 
that they were invested in the process and would have 
a feeling of ownership for the new library. 

Commissioner LaRocca asked about a connecting element 
that runs through the library. Discussion ensued 
regarding the desirability of having a literal 
connecting element vs. the virtue of having the 
connections be more metaphorical. 

Atrium: The atrium floor would be sandblasted with 
an astrolabe, which was a medieval tool for mapping 
the movement of the stars. A second pattern would 
radiate from the center of the circle to define the 
edges of the floor space. As with the entrance ways, 
language systems would overlay these patterns. 

Commissioner Healy said that the ideas were all 
wonderful, if they could be all be done within the 
available budget. James Freed said that in terms of 
priorities, the areas that were most important to him 
were the entry, the atrium, and the reading room. 
Because of budgetary constraints, the Scholar's Room 
and Map Room may not materialize, but there would 
definitely be a reading room. It was suggested that 
perhaps the Reading Room could incorporate some of 
the ideas from the other rooms. 

Commissioner Boas asked James Freed how he felt about 
the use of sound in the entry. She said that she 
felt that one of the negatives of a library was the 
noise and chaos. She felt that any use of sound 
should not distract from the need for clarity and 
serenity . 

Freed said he liked the artists' use of sound. It 
wasn't just any sound, it was a "secret sound" that 
one had to discover for oneself. It was also brought 
up that the artists weren't introducing sound, they 
were just focusing the perception of the sound of 
people's voices in the entry. 

Commissioner Healy said that she likes the use of 
sound. She liked 1) the "whispering gallery" effect 

2) she has faith that the artists will not develop 
this idea in a way that is chaotic or distracting and 

3) she likes the idea that the artists are proposing 



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to use sound in a place that always tells you to be 
quiet . 

Commissioner Mesa-Baines concurred saying that it 
questions the centuries-old premise of what is a 
receptive space for learning and thinking. 

Commissioner Healy said that speaking for the 
Committee, she felt that all have a very positive 
reaction to Hamilton and Chamberlain's concepts and 
encouraged the artists to continue working to refine 
their ideas. 

Nayland Blake: 

Nayland Blake read a statement describing his 
proposal. In summary, he said that his proposal 
fuses a number of ideas from earlier libraries in an 
attempt to develop a monument that will express both 
the literary richness of the Bay Area and the 
diversity of its community. 

Much of the imagery used in the current main branch 
building is derived from the Bibliotec Sainte- 
Genevieve, designed by Labroust. Two of Labroust's 
ideas that were incorporated in the existing library 
are Labroust's innovative mix of materials -- stone 
and exposed metal -- and the use of inscribed names 
of famous authors on the exterior of the building in 
places that corresponded with the location of these 
author's books in the interior of the library. Thus 
the outside of the building became an index of its 
contents. Blake's proposal incorporates the use of 
both of these ideas. 

The proposed site for the work is the wall that 
stretches from level one to level five and forms the 
back wall for the building's main staircase. The 
work consists of two elements: a wall system of 
perforated metal and steel framing, and individual 
alabaster lights each bearing the name of a noted 
author from a number of multi-cultural literary 
traditions. The lights will be attached to the grid 
in places that correspond to the floor that their 
works are on in the library. 

Lights: Each light is a metal lamp body with an 
alabaster shade measuring six by eighteen inches. On 
the reverse of the shade is silk-screened a name, so 
that light, passing through the shade, reveals the 



VAC12/19/90sp Page - 5 



name. The lamps will be designed so that they can 
easily be removed for service, but are secured from 
tampering . 

Support Wall: The wall would be composed of a grid 
of three foot by three foot perforated metal panels 
supported by framing of steel tubing. 

Names: The most important feature of the piece is 
the series of illuminated names placed on the wall. 
The wall is designed to hold eight hundred lamps at 
the outside limit. This proposal is for an initial 
list of two hundred names. These names would be 
selected at a series of open hearings, after a period 
of community outreach through branch libraries, arts 
organizations and community centers. The names 
should be chosen with the following criteria in mind: 
1) the presence of the individual author's works in 
the library 2)the importance of the individuals 
within the literary and social history of the Bay 
Area. 3) their importance in the literatures of the 
world 4) the overall selection should reflect the 
diversity of cultures, communities and attitudes that 
have gone into the makeup of San Francisco's history 
and culture. 

Discussion ensued regarding the selection of the 
first 200 authors, and the quality of community 
choice, i.e. the selection of popular culture authors 
over authors of greater literary significance. The 
artist said that the stated criteria for selection, 
along with his belief that the community would take 
the selection very seriously, would probably ensure 
that the choices would be good ones. But, he said, 
he would rather risk erring on the side of allowing 
people to have their voice in who represents them, 
rather than dictate those choices. 

Commissioner Healy asked if the names could be read 
from the street, and what the piece would look like 
in daytime. Blake showed some photographs of lights 
that were the inspiration for the ones that he will 
be designing to give an idea of what his would look 
like in daytime. He said that the names would be 
readable on the staircase (about 12' away). From a 
distance the piece would be atmospheric, a "light of 
knowledge" effect, active enough to illuminate the 
wall, but not to clutter it. 



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Commissioner LaRocca asked if the lighting load would 
be problematic. The architects answered that would 
have to look into the lighting requirements. 

James Freed said he thought the proposal was a very 
good idea. He especially liked that the piece could 
be added to over the years. 

Commissioner Healy requested seeing a model or 
prototyi>e of the lamps at the next presentation. 

Lothar Baumgarten : 

Very preliminary ideas from Lothar Baumgarten were 
presented by James Freed. Baumgarten is working with 
the notion of typography and the "Letter being the 
soul of the word, and designing a floor grid based on 
a typecase. The architects said that it had not yet 
determined where these designs might go as they have 
not yet had the opportunity to work with the artist, 
but that he was coming to New York on January 17th 
for a working meeting, and they expect his ideas to 
be further fleshed out at that time. Commissioner 
LaRocca observed that one of his designs would look 
very good as a vertical piece, and the architects 
said that they were looking at incorporating it into 
the gates. 

The architects said that there were also some 
opportunities on the exterior of the building that 
might work very well with some of Baumgarten 's ideas 
as well . 

Some discussion ensued about how the public, who were 
unfamiliar with how books were laid out, would decode 
the designs. 

The Committee expressed tliat they would be interested 
to see what the artist and architects developed over 
the next month. 

Alice Aycock 

James Freed also made a progress report on Alice 
Aycock' s design. She liad intended to design the main 
bridge and adjacent staircase. She had proposed a 
very delicate, up and down design for the bridge, but 
the structural engineer said it, wouldn't work. She 
and the structural engineer talked, but couldn't 



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resolve (lie problem. She is now looking for other 
sites. Her new proi>f>sal will be presented at the 
January meeting with Lothar Baumgarten ' s . 

Manton said that the January presentation would be 
the final conceptual design proposal presentation. 

Commissioner Mealy , on behalf of the Committee, said 
titat ail the ideas presented wore very good ideas, 
but were in need of lefinement. 

Commissioner tU>as asked if there would be any place 
in tlie iibrary, perhaps the Reading Room, to install 
some of the Pan Pacific murals. The Architects said 
that, there v^;as not enough wall space; the walls were 
too short, from floor to ceiling. Commissioner Mesa- 
Eiaines said that there was also another issue 
relating to the difficulty of introducing work from 
another time and place and relating it to the 
integrated artwork currently being proposed. 

III. Collections; Consideration of request to relocate 
Joe SJusky sculpture. 

A request had been made by John Mullane, General 
Manager of the Water Department, to relocate the Joe 
Slusky sculpture installed in 1984 at the Millbrae 
Water Treatment Facility. Mullane reported that he 
had v«7ritten a letter to Claire Isaacs requesting 
relocation of the sculpture for the following 
reasons : 

1. There is limited public access to the site 

2. The piece is a safety hazard because it had parts 

that projected beyond the base of the sculpture, 
and water department employees had repeatedly 
bumped into the sculpture. 

Jill ManI on reported tliat Debra Iiehane has written to 
other city departmerits advising them of the potential 
availability of the sculpture, but as yet a new site 
had not been identified. The artist has been 
contacted and he indicated that he would be willing 
to help sui)ervise the move. The work was not 
designed to witlisland installation outdoors and will 
have to be cut and unbolted in order to relocate it. 



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John Mullane said that the Water Department was 
willing to pay I'easonable relocation costs. 

Commissioner Healy said that she would like the 
artist to rectify the base design when the work is 
moved . 

Commissioner Healy moved to relocate the Joe Slusky 
sculpture pending locating a new site and an 
acceptable budget for the cost of moving it. 
Commissioner I.aFiocca seconded. It was so moved. 

IV. Art Enrichment: San Andreas Water Treatment Facility 

Tonia Macneil summarized what had ti-anspired at the 
last Visual Arts (Committee meeting (Nov. 28th, 1990) 
regarding the project. She said that at the last 
meeting, it had appeared that the artists' proposal 
for a book about the site would be a solution that 
would satisfy the concei-ns of the Water Department -- 
because the artwork would tlius be available to the 
public -- and to the City Attorney, who said that the 
funds must be used for a project that is associated 
wi th the si te . 

Macneil reported thcit John Mullane and his staff had 
considered the book proposal and liad written a letter 
supporting that concept. He also requested that part 
of the Art Enrichment funds be »»sed l,o purchase a 
painting for another office. 

Macneil summarized the written proposal submitted by 
Tim Collins and Reiko Goto. They are proposing a 
book that would be specifically about tiie San Andreas 
site and the Crystal Springs watershed. She said 
that the idea for the boolv arose fr-om the depth of 
the artists' research and the richness they 
discovered in the natural history, ecology, and 
technology that the site represented. The book would 
focus on the interface between the natural ecology 
and man-made technologies. It would not overlap the 
information in the existing Water Department 
publication. The artists propose working with a 
variety of consultants, including naturalists, 
scientists and experts in publishing. 

In response to questions fxoiri Commissioner Mesa- 
Baines i^egarding the form of the book, Jill Manton 
r-eplied that this would not be a one-of -a-l<ind art 



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book, it would be published so that copies could be 
distributed to anyone who requested them. 

Mullane said that the Water Department's current 
publication is distributed to a wide audience, from 
"4th graders to visiting Finnish engineers". 
Commissioner Healy observed that it might be 
problematic to use the same book for different 
audiences. 'JMie (.Commissioners suggested that the 
artists might consider a book that serves a diverse 
audience and is engaging to children as well as 
adul ts . 

In response to a question from Commissioner Mesa- 
Baines, Macneil stated that while the artists would 
depiend on others for technical aspects, the book 
would be their concept. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve Tim Collins' and 
Reiko Goto ' s conceptual idea for a book, with the 
suggestion that the artists investigate different 
approaches appropriate to different audiences. 
Commissioner Mesa-Baines seconded. It was so moved. 

Commissioner Healy, in response to questions raised 
by John Mullane, assured him that there would be 
regular reviews of tlie project as it progressed. 

Commissioner LaRocca said that another idea that 
could be explored was that of making the book into a 
sculptural piece as well. 

Tonia Macneil raised John Mullane' s request to use 
$4,000 of San Andreas II art enrichment funds to 
purchase a painting for the 1155 Market St. 
Administrative Office of the P.U.C. Macneil reminded 
the Committee of the City Attorney's opinion that 
funds should to used for the site that generated 
them . 

Commissioner Healy said that as much as she would 
like to accommodate Mr. Mullane in this matter, she 
felt responsible not only to tFie "letter of the law", 
but also tV)at she did not want to establish a 
precedent for taking funds generated by one project 
and using them for another site. She said that this 
issue had already been discussed at the last meeting. 



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Following continued discussion, John Mullane 
respondeci that he wouid not press the issue. 

Gallery; Dark Ages Exhibit 

As Anne Meissner was out of town, Susan Pontious 
presented the artists' proposals for tlie Dark Ages 
Exhibit in her stead. As pei- the ('oinini ttee ' s 
request, more complete proposals were submitted by 
Aline Mare, Peter Edlund , and Cristina Emmanual. 

Pontious reported thai, in regard to the Aline Mare 
proposal, "Mother and (/h i 1 d/ 1 essness" , Ann Meissner 
had reported that, her Advisory Committee is very 
committed to working with this artist as she develops 
this project, and would monitor the work in the 
studio before it is installed. Then, for the 
Committee's benefit, Pontious read an excerpt from 
the artist's proposal describing the work, "a 
triptych multi-media installation exploring the 
tensions of the abortion issue by placing the dilemma 
of modern woman between the archetypal images of the 
Madonna and the Whore". 

Commissioner Healy said that the problem with the 
Mare proposal was that it was very confused in its 
imagery. While the artist claims to be championing 
women and a pro-choice position, the imagery gave 
mixed messages. 

Commissioner Mesa-Baines said that she felt that the 
work was pandering to the desire to provoke. She 
felt that these were important issues, but that the 
artist was settiing for a superficial way of 
addressing these problems; the solution was too 
simple . 

Commissioner Healy also felt that the imagery was 
trite and too distanced, women were again being 
presented as powerless gazee. She felt that the work 
didn't really address the show theme. She felt that 
the artist had some good concepts, but that they 
weren't pushed far enougli. 

Pontious informed the Committee that they would have 
to make a decision on the piece now, as the show 
announcement was scheduled to go to press the next 
day . 



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Both Commissioners Healy and Mesa-Baines expressed 
strong objections at being placed in the position of 
having to make a decision about an exhibit in such a 
short time-frame. Particularly, Mesa-Baines said, 
"when there is a history of a discrepancy between the 
gallery director and the view-point of the committee, 
in terms of the themes for the shows, the actual 
pieces created, and the Committee's role in 
supporting the gallery in such a short time frame 
that if any misunderstanding or miscommunicat ion 
occurs, there isn't time to resolve it in a way that 
the Committee feels comfortable". 

The Committee revie\ved the proposals and the work of 
the other artists proposed. These included 
installation proposals by Cristina Emmanual and Peter 
Edlund. Kit ('ameron and Jeffrey Bauer would be 
represented with selections from existing work 
{ represented i n s I ides ) . 

A discussion ensued legarding the revised theme of 
tlip» sliow, "Dark Ages", which is to imply historic 
time in terms of themes and iconography, but is 
contemporary in terms of social commentary. The 
Committee considered the proposed artists' work as it 
related to this tJieme and felt that all but Aline 
Mare fit tlie stated intent of the show. 

Commissioner Ilealy moved to approve proposals by 
Jeffrey Bauer-, Kit Cameron, Peter Edlund and Cristina 
Emmanuel for the Dark Ages exhibit. Commissioner 
LaRocca seconded. It was so moved. 

Commissioner Mesa-Baines stressed that the Committee 
was not omitting Mare because of the theme of her 
work, but because it was not presented well. 

In summarizing the reasons for not approving the 
proposal by Aline Mare, the Committee listed tfie 
f ol lowing : 

1. The artist's proposal does not fit the concept 
for' the show. 

2. The proposed commissioned work was not presented 
in a professional manner- 



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3. The timeliness of the entire presentation was 

not made in a professional mannei' by tlie Gallery 
Director after repeated requests to allow the 
Committee enough tLme to make intelligent 
decisions regarding gallery exhibits. 

Commissioner Boas suggested that perhaps Ann Meissner 
develop some shows that could be "on the sidelines", 
and inserted when there was a problem with another 
proposed show that reqviired more time to resolve. 

Commissioner Healy reiterated that she understands 
that the Gallery Director has to work with the 
Curatorial Advisory Committee, but that she also 
should be curating shows that could be inserted when 
problems arise. 

VT . Art Enrichment: Moscone Center 

Tonia Macneil said that slie wanted to confirm two 
dates with the Committee: 

1. January 15th, 2 p.m. in Suite 70 for the final 
i-eview of the artists being considered for the 
outdoor si te . 

2. Januai-y 30th, 12:00 noon, for review of the 
proposals for the "large wall". 



Macnei 1 


reported 


that sh 


e had s p 


oken to Ann 


Kos 


, who 


thinks i 


t is u n 1 i 


kely that Manua 


I N e r i will 


pro 


duce a 


proposal 


. (She wi 


11 conf 


irm tills 


with him). 


This is 


because 


the mater 


i al s ( marble or 


bronze ) , are t 


oo 


expensi v 


e to use 


on this 


scale within the avail 


able 


budget . 


Plastei" 


and paint might 


be considered, 


but 


Macne i 1 


said that 


the op 


i n i o n e x 


pressed eai'l 


ier 


by 


Debra Le 


hane was 


that these mal,erials did no 


t h 


ave a 


suitabl e 


longev it 


y. The 


Commi tt 


ee directed 


Macnei 1 


to consu 


1 1 further wi th 


the Coll 


ections Mana 


ger 




regar-ding these material 


s. She 


should then 


consu It 


with Coirimissioner 


Healy 


before t 


e 1 1 i ng Manua 


I N 


er i 


that the 


Commission woul 


d be int 


e res ted in 






considering a pt^o 


posal using plaster and paint. 





Commissioner Boas expi-essed concern that without 
Neri , there as no "classical" entry and wondered if 
the Committee shouldn't consider adding some other 
artists as finalists. Commissioner Healy said that 
the Committee liad made tlie finalist selection and 
that they would proceed with looking at these 



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artists' proposals. If they didn't like these 
proposals, then they would open the process up again. 

In regard to the problem of Moscone funds 
discrepancy, staff reported that issue had not yet 
been resolved. Raymond Wong and Tonia Macneil were 
still tracing the use of the funds. This is a long 
process because it requires tracking the funds over 
11 years, 3 Direc1:ors, 4-5 staff people and half-a- 
dozen accountants. Jill Manton reported that the 
booklceeping was so complicated that the problem could 
be a simple bookkeeping error, or a compounding of 
several errors. 

VJT. Art Enrichment: Market Street 

Jill Manton reported that the Market Street team had 
reached a point wliere they could no longer work 
together and were beyond reconciliation. The team 
members have different philosophies of how to proceed 
with the Master Plan. 

Manton reported that the members had completed the 
research and data gathering phase, and that she had 
asked for a written submission from both artists. 

She was very disappointed in tlie document submitted 
by Topher Delaney and Andrea Cochran. She has 
responded with a written response outlining what 
other information should be included in their report. 
She has received no response to date. 

She reported that Paul Kos has developed a series of 
ideas he calls "seeding"; these would be projects 
that he sees as setting the stage to call attention 
to Market Street and the public art program that will 
occur there. One idea was to use an image created 
by Peter Bruegal on posters that would be posted in 
bus shelters with tlie question "What do you think is 
the higiiest form of public art?" with an address 
where the public could respond. (The Committee 
questioned whether or* not the pviblic would identify 
the image witiv a market). 

Commissioner Mesa-Baines left the meeting at this 
point . 

Mantor\ said that slie had hoped that Delaney and 
Coctiran would respond to her suggestions, Paul Kos 



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would continue in his vein, and then staff would edit 
and put the two versions together. She said when she 
discussed the idea with Margie O'Driscoll, Margie 
said no, the contract was with the three of them to 
produce one document., not two documents that the 
staff puts togetlier. 

Margie O'Driscoll suggested that we take a portion of 
the team's fee and hire someone else to put it 
together. Commissioner haRocca suggested that 
l^erhaps v7im Burns, wlio wrote the Market Street site 
profile, could be approached about doing this phase 
of work. 

In a related matter, Manton said that Doug Wright had 
agreed to use the Market Street Design Team in the 
design work being carried out on upper Market Street; 
such as median redesign, street furniture, etc. The 
contracts for the Design Team Members have been 
modified to include this scope of work, but now they 
can't work togetlier. Mantcjn laised the question of 
which members sliouid the Commission ask to contribute 
to tills phase of the project, or should the project 
be abandoned altogether? 



Commi 


ssioner Heal 


Arts 


Commission s 


add it 


ional scope 


terminated; aruJ t 


members shotild be 


else 


(i.e. Jim B\i 


bad mistake to bi 


them . 


Further di 


poss i 


ble solution 


1 1 J i s 


was perhaps 


can resolve their 


their 


• contract. 



y expressed tlie op 
[»ould decline part 
of work. Contrac 
he material produc 

consoliilated and 
rns ) . Siie felt i 
furcate the team a 
scussion ensued re 
s , but it, was f i n a 
the best solution, 

diffeiences in or 



inion that the 
icipation in this 
ts should be 
ed by tiie team 
edited by someone 
t would be a vei-y 
nd choose between 
garding other 
lly agreed that 

unless the team 
del- to finis h 



Manton also raised tiie issue of the fact that the 
design team contract called for producing a camera 
ready document. Since $15,000 has already been 
advanced, Manton asked if the Commission should try 
to have some of these funds retuined since the team 
is not producing camera ready documents. It was 
agreed that this would be difficult and should not be 
pursued . 



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Manton said that she was not requesting a motion 
right now. She wanted to talk further with Kathryn 
Pennypacker and Margie O'Driscoll before making a 
f Lnal dec is ion . 

VI T T . Art Rnrichment : New Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious requested that the Committee approve 
modifying the coTitracbs for Carl Cheng, Vicki Scuri , 
and Doug Mollis for 1 month, terminating on Jan. 
30th, 1991. Commissioner Boas so moved; Commissioner 
Healy seconded. It was so moved. 

IX. Art Enrichment: Kezar Stadium 

Susan Pontious requested approval to modify the 
contract for Alan Fleming to: 

1) Change the payment schedule from 1 final payment 
of $18,750 to an Interim payment of $15,250, with a 
final payment of $3,500. 

Tills is to allow the artist to pay of all the , sub- 
contractors in time to have the full Arts Commission 
formally absolve the bonding company of liability at 
their April meeting; staff would then be able to 
request the 2nd bond and process the 2nd contract in 
time to meet the May completion deadline. Staff will 
require vei'if 1 cat i on of all payments made with first 
interim payment of $18,750 before issuing the 2nd 
interim payment of $15,250. 

2) To extend Fleming's contract to April 15, 1991 

3) Reimburse Fleming for $537.75 for a Bureau of 
Building Inspection plan check. 

Commissioner Healy so moved. Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. It was so moved. 

Agenda item #X, art enrichment for the Mental Health 
Facility, was held over until the next meeting. The 
meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of Miruites for November 14th 

Special Meeting and November 28th Regular Meeting. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Approved unanimously. 



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2. Ordered: Approval of relocation of the Joe Slusky 
sculpture from the Mill brae Water Facility pending 
the identification of a new site and an acceptable 
budget for moving the work. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Approved unanimously 

3. Ordered: Approval of the book concept for the San 
Andreas Water Treatment Facility proposed by Tim 
Collins and Reiko Goto, with the suggestion that the 
artists investigate different approaches to different 
audiences . 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Approved unanimously 

4. Ordered: Approval of proposals submitted by artists 
Kit Cameron, Peter Edlund, Cristina Emmanuel and 
Jeffrey Bauer for "Dark Ages" exhibit at the San 
Francisco Art Commission Gallery. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: To extend contracts for Carl Cheng, Doug 
Hollis and Vicki Scuri for 1 month, terminating on 
Jan. 30th, 1991. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Appi-oved unanimously 

6. Ordered: To approve the following contract 
modifications for Alan Fleming: 1) to change payment 
schedule from one final payment of $18,750 made after 
completion of the work, to provide for an interim 
progress payment of $15,250, with a final payment of 
$3,500. 2)Extend Fleming's contract to April 15, 
1991; 3) Reimburse Alan Fleming $537.75 for 
Bureau of Building Inspection plan check. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Approved unanimously 

Submitted b 
Susan Ponti^ous 




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